Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Green, Red
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Wild strawberry by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
10
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Groundcover. Scatter between larger plants in beds to help control weeds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Early dormancy occurs during drought without watering. Requires multiple seedlings to ensure male and female plant have successful fruiting. Plant two feet apart.
Special Features
Evergreen
Special Usage
Edible, Ground Cover
Basic Description

Fast-growing perennial ground cover that spreads by above-ground runners. Has showy pure-white flowers in early spring. Most plants are male or female. Good companion to fruit trees.

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