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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Duchesnea genus. There are 6 species of perennial, stoloniferous plants. The leaves are divided into 3 to 5 leaflets. They will spread vegetatively with long fine stolons that produce more rosettes. It has yellow flowers and red fruits that are dry and inedible.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

S & E Asia

Interest and use

Suitable as ground cover as well as for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow in well drained soil with sun or partial shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring, or by rooting the plantlets formed at the ends of the runners in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may eat fruit.

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