FRAGARIA virginiana

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FRAGARIA virginiana

Virginia Strawberry, Scarlet Strawberry

Select Item No. FA017

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Eastern North America: forest margins, open forests, forest clearings.
Special Features: Aromatic fruits. Strawberry fruit you buy in stores are a hybrid between F. virginiana x chiloensis. Very good groundcover with long runners in spring and fall. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ water-wise design. Suitable for natural landscaping. Erosion control.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: 3-parted, serrate, glossy green.
Growth Habit: groundcover / stoloniferous / vigorous, strong growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.40816 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2450
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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