• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Early spring through fall
  • Detail
    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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    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 & Lore
    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.