Definition of interplant in English:



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  • 1Plant (a crop or plant) together with another crop or plant.

    ‘purple varieties are interplanted with yellow types’
    • ‘These could be interplanted with a bronze-foliaged winter blooming heath to provide pockets of color and shape during the winter season.’
    • ‘In August, get a jump on fall cover crops by interplanting them between corn, carrots and other row crops.’
    • ‘Even on a small scale, container grasses can be enlivened by interplanting them with broad-leafed plants, such as a mix of golden-variegated Hakone grass with bronze-leafed sweet potato vine.’
    • ‘Participating families could interplant agricultural crops on the land until the trees were firmly established.’
    • ‘Bulbs can also be interplanted in such a way that the summer perennials just coming into leaf will mask the dying foliage of the spring bulbs.’
    • ‘Below are colorful primroses interplanted with forget-me-nots and azaleas.’
    • ‘It's deciduous, so to obtain year-round shade, it will need to be interplanted with other evergreen species such as the yellowwood tree.’
    • ‘Spring is the time to interplant perennials, shrubs, roses and plant or transplant your annuals.’
    • ‘Other gardeners prefer to interplant them with spring flowers such as columbines, daisies, dianthus, Iceland poppies, lupines, and peonies.’
    • ‘All of these, the wildlings and selected forms alike, take up little space, look delightful when interplanted with small spring bulbs, and provide enormous interest at a time when any colour is to be cherished.’
    • ‘He interplants hakonechloa, fountain grass (Pennisetum spp.) and eulalia grass (Miscanthus spp.) with his bulbs.’
    • ‘A favorite Dutch remedy is to interplant Fritillaria imperialis.’
    • ‘They are all modestly interplanted with Red Onions to help deter pests.’
    • ‘That's why gardeners interplant Oriental poppies with concealing companions such as baby's breath, catmint, globe thistle, Heliopsis, purple coneflower, and Russian sage.’
    • ‘Elaeagnus may significantly improve yields from nitrogen-greedy plum and nut trees, for example, when it is interplanted among them.’
    • ‘To begin with, a more disease-resistant crop, interplanted with a less resistant crop, can act as a physical barrier to the spread of disease spores.’
    • ‘Yet when it's finished flowering, she likes to interplant some impatiens in the bed under her tree for spots of summer-long color.’
    • ‘One year we grew lettuce and then interplanted tomatoes; those two crops grossed $5,300.’
    • ‘A few ‘Chinese Daikon’ or ‘Snow Belle’ radishes work well as a flea beetle catch-crop when interplanted with cole crops.’
    • ‘As other varieties were interplanted with Petite Syrah, and as new vineyards were started with unidentified cuttings from older vineyards, the true identity of Petite Syrah grew more and more obscure.’
    1. 1.1 Plant (land) with a mixture of crops or plants.
      ‘the area could be interplanted with shade-loving species’