Variegated Alpine Strawberry, Sow-teat Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria vesca 'Variegata'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: vesca (VES-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 17, 2011, CherokeeGreg from Fresno, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have mine in pots. They donot get allot of full sun. They have lots of babies. I just stick the runners in smaller pots. I pin them down than when they root I cut them off the mother plant. This was a hard to find plant. I love it.

Positive

On Jan 12, 2003, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

F. vesca bears tiny, edible, tasty berries, but is usually used in borders. The variegated markings are very attractive in light shade areas.