Waldsteinia fragarioides

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, Part Shade
Soils: Sandy, well-drained to clay and medium loam, dry to moist
Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in May, June
Size: 3-6 inches in height; 6-12 inch spread

Plant the tough, semi-evergreen Barren Strawberry as a woodland ground cover. It will naturalize via rhizomes and out-compete weeds. Although called strawberry, the fruit is neither fleshy nor edible. Deer resistant.

Garden Companions

Small Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Slender Woodland Sedge (Carex digitalis)

Nature Benefits

• May support pollinators.
• Provides cover for ground-nesting bees.

Native Habitat

Occurs in woods, thickets, fields, and uplands bordering calcareous wetland communities.

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