Also called Wild Strawberry
More About Fragaria virginiana
- 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
Native to Ontario and most of North America.
Fragaria virginia is the parent species of most strawberry cultivars now grown.
Virginia Strawberry Growing and Maintenance Tips
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.
Fragaria virginiana Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge