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PlantFiles: Alpine Strawberry, Sow-teat Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria vesca 'Alexandra'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: vesca (VES-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alexandra
Additional cultivar information: (aka Alexandria)

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Groundcovers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Amoena On Mar 5, 2012, Amoena from Nashville, TN wrote:

I've grown several varieties of Alpine Strawberry, all are quite similar. The plants grow & fruit well during cool weather, but suffer in the Tennessee summer heat. Best planted in part shade, morning sun only. F. vesca does NOT runner; instead the crown divides and comes out of the ground, (as with Heucheras.) Consequently, the plants must be divided and replanted frequently to maintain their appearance.

Regional...

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

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American Canyon, California
Berkeley, California
Dayton, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Layton, Utah



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