Fragaria vesca Wild Strawberry
Wild strawberry - 1 litre
Fragaria vesca, the Wild strawberry, provides a continuous supply of tiny sweet red fruits through summer and into early autumn. You will only ever gather a few, but their wonderful intense flavour makes any effort involved worthwhile! Also forms attractive and effective groundcover with bright green, more or less evergreen leaves, enlivened by the white flowers and red fruits over a long period.
Height up to 30cm (12in) by an individual spread of 20cm (8in), spreading to form a carpet by means of runners. Thrives in light dappled shade under trees and shrubs, in well-drained, preferably moist soil, though tolerant of dry soil when established.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Fragaria vesca|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Wild strawberry|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|