Elderflower plant, surrounded by legends and myths, likes to be started in March. Its seeds are sown in spring, after the dissipation of all the chances of frost. An elder plant can happily settle in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Elderflower plant withers in drought conditions so it is better to have a backup plan of water during dry spells. A well-drained but soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 encourages healthy growth. Elderflower plant seeks partial shade with a cool and moist environment. It does not like to reside in places where there is standing water as this can subject our legendary elderflower plant to root rot.
Elderflower plant requires a lot of space to grow and need air for proper germination so its seeds are sown no more than 60 feet apart.
The over-expressed containerized plant is pruned frequently to keep it within the limits of the pot. For outdoor elderflower plant, the gardeners are strict when it comes to pulling out weeds as they are pro at holding the competition for nutrients.
Elderflower seeds are stratified to break their dormancy in the first place and kick-start the process of germination. Some moist soil, optimum temperature, and a good amount of sunlight are enough to bring the seeds into action.
With late spring, comes the spell of blooming elderflowers that are either cross-pollinated or self-pollinated by insects to bring about pollination. This pollination is followed by fertilization that paves the grounds for the forthcoming juicy and fleshy bluish-black berries that are no less than the flowers.
The birds perform a stellar job at seed dispersal of elderflower plants to keep the tradition of its lifecycle going.