Fragaria virginiana

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Wild Strawberry

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

White flowers emerge in spring and are followed by strawberries in summer. Fruit is smaller than many varieties, but very delicious! A herbaceous perennial native plant that spreads by runners. Great red fall foliage color. Perfect for containers, hanging baskets and combination planters. A reliable groundcover for dry areas, meadows and woodland gardens.

Height

4-7 in

Spread

12-14 in

Bloom Time

April-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water as needed to keep soil evenly moist, especially in hot weather.

Good Companions

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), Cranesbill (Geranium ), Sierra Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Mint, Chocolate (Perennial) (Mentha piperita), Lemon Balm (Perennial) (Melissa officinalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist but not boggy
Very Adaptable
Organic
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