Indian Strawberry (Potentilla indica)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Indian Strawberry
Give a thumbs up Mock Strawberry

Botanical names:
Potentilla indica Accepted
Duchesnea indica Synonym
Potentilla kleiniana Synonym
Fragaria indica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 5-10 cm
Plant Spread: 80 cm
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Fe (Iron)
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: sow at max. 15°C
Days to germinate: germination is erratic and can take up to 8 weeks
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects

Took the pic on my piece of land.

Posted by RuuddeBlock (The Netherlands) on Jun 9, 2017 12:44 PM

Take care, aggressive invasive species in many places,


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Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 16, 2013 3:24 PM

It's a native plant in the area the pic was taken.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Apr 30, 2019 1:20 PM

Very aggressive grower here in my Indiana garden.
I threw some dirt containing a single plant behind my garden shed 3 years ago . it has covered a 3X8 space almost entirely , surviving among some other weeds and no care beware
...also I have tasted the fruit(not pleasant)

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