Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Long Bloom Season
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring through fall
Botanical Pronunciation:fra-GAY-ri-a
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring through fall
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasAn ideal groundcover under the canopies of flowering trees. Also provides good cover and greenery for small planters in part shade. Good groundcover for banks due to its spreading and self-rooting growth habit. Also found in rock gardens and where soils are thin or exceptionally poor. Can be mowed if foliage needs rejuvenating.
Companion PlantsPlant this Strawberry under the canopies of such pretty spring-blooming trees as Snowdrift Crabapple (Malus x 'Snowdrift'), Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Mount Fuji') and Evergreen Pear (Pyrus kawakamii). Grow beneath larger shade-loving shrubs with potent red flowers such as Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza').
Care Information
Thrives in average to lean soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
History:
This variety is a hybrid of the original species, Fragaria chiloensis, a plant native to the Americas. It is found from Alaska south through California and again in Chile. The genus is from the Latin for fragrance, to describe the scent of flowers of the European species. This species was classified by the 18th century French expert on strawberries, Antoine Duchesne.
Lore:
This plant descends from the same species from which our edible strawberry plants were developed, F. chiloensis.