Lipstick Strawberry

Fragaria x 'Lipstick'

Extremely showy, adaptable groundcover that rewards you with bright red flowers. This gently spreading perennial produces small shiny fruit but is prized for its ornamental value. Ideal for borders or stabilizing embankments, but also makes an excellent patio tub plant.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.

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Botanical Pronunciationfra-GAY-ri-a
LoreThis plant descends from the same species from which our edible strawberry plants were developed, F. chiloensis.
Average Size at MaturityFast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring through fall
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth Habit7
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
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').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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