Fragaria x ananassa 'Toscana'Item #8609 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
An edible jewel for garden, patio or balcony! Toscana features brilliant pink flowers that continue to produce juicy, deep red strawberries from summer until first frost. Spreads gently by runners in borders or herb beds, or spills beautifully from a container. Often semi-evergreen in frost-free climates.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fra-GAY-ri-a a-NAN-ass-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Bright pink flowers, late Spring to first frostFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasFitting perfectly into the "grow it yourself" lifestyle, Toscana provides summer-long beauty and sweet, tasty fruit. Urban gardeners will find this an easy-to-grow perennial fo terrace or balcony along with potted herbs and vegetables, or as a companion to other flowering annuals and perennials. Consider massing in tubs at the foreground of taller container shrubs for a formal border appearance. A natural for the vegetable garden but highly versatile in the landscape, making a beautiful border in shrub beds or combined with perennials.Companion PlantsBlueberry (Vaccinium); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationProvide fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Plant the crown at soil level. Space 12" apart. After harvesting, remove old leaves with hand shears, leaving crown and new leaves untouched, to allow sunlight into the center of the plant.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.