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.Fragaria chiloensis
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.
This Canary Island native is grown as a short-lived perennial in Zones 14–24 and H1, as asummer annual...
Vita Sackville-West’s original, brought toEngland from Tuscany, had relativelybroad (to 1/4 in. wide)l...
Grows 5 ft. tall,2–3 ft. wide, has excellent fragrancefor cooking; blue flowers.