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Wild Strawberry

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Good things come in small packages! A charming groundcover, Wild Strawberry blooms with clusters of white flowers that develop into sweet, tart, edible strawberries. These are loved for edible gardens as much as they are for enhancing your no-mow lawn and habitat garden! The early season nectar and pollen of Wild Strawberries are especially valuable for pollinators, supporting over 50 species of native bees.
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Botanical Name
Fragaria virginiana
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4" tall
Bloom Time


Wild Strawberries (Fragaria virginiana) are not just tasty - they are especially valuable to native bees, provide food for wildlife, and serve as charming ground cover. Native to all of the United States and Canada, Wild Strawberry is a low-growing, fast-spreading perennial that spreads by runners (stolons) which spread along the ground and root to form new plants. Typically found in woodland openings and meadows, Wild Strawberry plants prefer full sun to partial shade, and moist to dry soil, but it dislikes overly hot summers and may go dormant after bearing fruit. The foliage may turn a bold red in the fall. It serves as a great addition to your alternative lawn, tolerating foot traffic and responding well to occasional mowing.

In addition to its special value to native bees, Wild Strawberry attracts butterflies, moths, and birds, and it is the larval plant host for the Gray Hairstreak butterfly.

Fun fact: most cultivated strawberries found in stores are a cross between this and a South American species, resulting in the larger berries.

American meadows box of plants set on ground waiting to be planted