Fragaria x ananassa 'Toscana'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring to first frost.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||Fitting 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Blueberry (Vaccinium); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|Care||Provide 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.|
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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.