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Fragaria virginiana - Wild Strawberry

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Loamy-Clay

Height:  3 - 6 inches

Spread: 2 - 3 feet

Blooms: May, June

Root: Fibrous, Stolons

Habitat: Prairies, Meadows, Woodlands 

Landscape uses: Groundcover, No-mow lawns, Pollinator Gaden, Green-mulch

Complimentary Plants: Will do well in plantings with taller species and act as a "green mulch", Plant with violets to create a grass free lawn

Wildlife Value: Bees use the pollen as an early season source of nutrition. Host Plant: Grizzled Skipper, Gray Hairstreak

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)


Photo credits: #1/2/3 by Sundaura Alford-Purvis

Fragaria virginiana - Wild Strawberry

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  • Wild Strawberries are the best! This native Ontario strawberry will not produce lots of fruit, but it has a beautiful white flower and blooms in spring when other pollen/nectar sources are still developing. It is a great ground cover for lawns, and will act as a "green mulch" in the garden to suppress weeds. This is fast spreading plant, and can tolerate light foot traffic suitable for natural lawns. Half of the foliage will turn a red color in fall, creating even more beauty!

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