Plants for a Strawberry Garden

These fruit and flower plants are perfect companions for a strawberry tower.

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Strawberry Container Garden

A strawberry planter or tower is a tall pot with side pockets for planting. Though it won't provide enough of a crop for making jam, there should be enough for scattering over your cereal. Add a couple of shade-tolerant annuals, such as begonias, to complement the berry plants.

Alpine Strawberry Fruit

Alpine red, an everbearing strawberry, produces aromatic miniature berries the size of a fingertip. The compact growth habit produces few runners, making it an excellent edible ornamental for rock gardens, pots and footpaths.

Alpine Strawberry in Flower

Alpine red, an everbearing strawberry, produces daisy-like flowers and aromatic miniature berries the size of a fingertip. The compact growth habit produces few runners, making it an excellent edible ornamental for rock gardens, pots and footpaths.

Angel Wings Begonia

The spotted foliage of angel wing begonias adds texture and color to gardens, and their pendulous flower clusters make them striking companions to alpine strawberries. They can be planted directly in the ground or in containers and grow easily from seeds or cuttings.

Begonia Cocktail Series

Begonia 'Cocktail Mix' features bronze leaves and a bright mix of pink, rose, salmon, scarlet and white blooms. Early flowering and compact, they are suitable for containers and beds.

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