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Fragaria virginiana

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.


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

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Fragaria virginiana

Fragaria vesca

Fragaria vesca

Woodland Strawberry