Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) in the Strawberries Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-6 inches (10-15 cm)
Plant Spread: 8 inches (20 cm), but will spread until you stop it
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: erratic, can take up to 26 weeks
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Seed grown alpine strawberries either 'Mignonette' or 'White Soul

Growing Strawberries in Cold ClimatesGrowing Strawberries in Cold Climates
January 1, 2014

Strawberries are of the rose plant family Rosaceae and genus Fragaria. There are over 20 different species and hundreds of varieties. In addition, there are three different "Types" of strawberries: June-Bearing, Ever-Bearing and Day-Neutral. The different types do require some different growing maintenance to achieve a good size crop in your home garden year after year.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 24, 2017 5:33 PM

Native in the Pacific NW and throughout North America. Found in moist woods, stream banks, and sandy meadows from low to mid elevations.

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