WILD STRAWBERRY

Fragaria vesca

Wild Strawberry, is an ornamental perennial ground cover that makes an excellent lawn replacement. It can withstand moderate foot traffic once it get’s established, it tolerates dry soil and requires no additional water, fertilizer, or mowing, and supports 80 species of moths, butterflies & other pollinators.  NO MOWING & PESTICIDES NEEDED PLUS YOU CAN EAT YOUR LAWN.

Wild Strawberries are an excellent source of potassium which may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Strawberries are a great source of fiber and hydration which helps keep you regular and healthy. Fiber along with potassium is a fantastic way to help support heart health.

 

SPECS: Genus: Fragaria ; Species: Vesca; Plant Type: Wildflower; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Medium Wet, Mesic (middle), Medium Dry; Height: 1′ — 2′; Spread: 1′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 2′; Bloom Time: April — August; Bloom Color: White; Advantages: Fragrant, Grassland restoration, Lawn alternative, Nitrogen fixer, Pollinator conservation; USDA Zone: 5 — 9; Attracts: Butterflies; Tolerant: Deer, Drought, Dry soils, Heat & humidity, Shade; Plant Community: Companion plants are herbs, flowers, and vegetables that improve the growth of your main garden crops. Sweet Alyssum, Yarrow, Borage, Blue Phaceliaalso known as wild scorpionweed work well with your new lawn.;