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Duchesnea indica

Barren strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Duchesnea indica (Barren strawberry). This species will produce yellow flowers in the spring and summer. It is low and spreading and idea for ground cover. The leaves are toothed and rich dark green and they will appear in the three-leaflet pattern. It is useful as a hanging basket or container plant due to its lovely trailing habit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

India, China & Japan

Interest and use

Hanging basket, container, ground cover, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may eat fruit.

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