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Fragaria vesca

Wild strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite and yellow centre
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Fragaria vesca (Wild strawberry). A low growing perennial from Europe and North America. Bears bright green ovate, toothed leaves and cymed clusters of white and yellow centre, disc-shaped flowers. This is the wild strawberry can be found on wasteland or in woodland. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous or Fruit

Other common names

Alpine strawberry

Origin

Europe, North America

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow them in fertile limy well drained soil with full sun with some dappled shade. Harvesting may start in early summer and may end in late summer.

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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