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Fragaria vesca ‘Multiplex’

Wild Strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Fragaria vesca ‘Multiplex’ (Wild Strawberry). This is a woodland strawberry with double white flowers with yellow centres. Produces small, sweet strawberries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia and N.America

Interest and use

Grown in woodland gardens, for groundcover and for edging shadier borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Grow in moist conditions in sun or shade.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or autumn or by runners or offsets and replant with fresh stock every few years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to leaf spot, honey fungus, fungal wilts, red spider mites and vine weevil grubs.

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