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Fragaria virginiana

Virginia Strawberry (Wild Strawberry)

A ground cover with gray-green leaves and five-petaled, white flowers followed by small, edible fruit. It will spread rapidly by runners and is highly frost tolerant.

  • »  Habitats include fields, woodland borders, streambanks, and meadows
  • »  White, flower petals surround yellow stamens
  • »  Flowers are followed by edible fruit
  • »  Green foliage forms a bushy, trailing mound
  • »  Useful as a ground cover for erosion control
  • »  Bloom Time: Mid-spring to midsummer
  • »  Flower Size: 2 cm

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  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:15-20 cm
  • Spread:30-40 cm
  • Bloom Color: White
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Native to Ontario
Edible
Drought Tolerant
Fruit
Flowering Time
Lt. Spr-Sum
Habit
Trailing
Foliage Color
Green
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Fragaria virginiana

Native to Ontario and most of North America.


Fragaria virginia
is the parent species of most strawberry cultivars now grown. 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Fragaria virginiana

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade and is quite adaptable to drought conditions. It is spread by runners, which can be separated from the parent plant to form new plants.