Ornamental strawberries are are grown for their landscape purposes, not primarily for fruit, though Fragaria vesca also produces delectable berries. Grow in sandy or other well-drained soil.
Native to Pacific beaches and bluffs, North and South America. A parent of the market strawberry (see Strawberry), this forms a lush, compact mat 4–8 in. high. Glossy dark green leaves have three tooth-edged leaflets, take on red tones in winter. White, 1-in. flowers appear in spring, occasionally followed by a few bright red, seedy, 3/4-in. fruits in summer.
For use as a ground cover, set out nursery-grown plants 1–1 1/2 ft. apart. Mow or cut back annually in early spring to force new growth and prevent stem buildup.'Lipstick'
Resulting from a cross between Fragaria and Potentilla, this low-growing perennial ground cover is similar to F. chiloensis in general appearance but bears rich rosy red flowers in spring and intermittently through summer. Use in borders, edgings, rock gardens. Produces a small number of fruits.
Native to western Canada and mountainous parts of western U.S. To 15–20 ft. tall, spreading by r...
Native to Russia, northern China. Grows 50 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide. Smooth dark green leaves are 3/4 to ...
Some kinds of corn are grown for the beauty of their shelled ears rather than for eating. Calico, Indi...