Fragaria x 'Lipstick'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
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|Lore||This plant descends from the same species from which our edible strawberry plants were developed, F. chiloensis.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring through fall|
|Design Ideas||An 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry conditions when established.|
|Companion Plants||Plant 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