Fragaria x 'Lipstick'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Early spring through fall|
|Mature Size||Fast-spreading perennial groundcover to 4 to 6 in. high, 12 to 20 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover|
|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.|
|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').|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||This plant descends from the same species from which our edible strawberry plants were developed, F. chiloensis.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.