Fragaria virginiana (Wild Strawberry) [20 Seeds]

$4.25

Germination Information: Wild strawberry has a reputation of being challenging from seed, but I found it to be cooperative. Fresh seed apparently gives to best possibility of success; that being said, the June seed that I had dry-stored in my refrigerator for months and then winter-sowed (surface-sown in a container and set outdoors) in February germinated abundantly in early April.

I’ve read that these seeds might sprout if you start them directly in warm, moist conditions. But if you try that and no seedlings appear within a few weeks, figure that they will need a natural or artificial cold period.

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Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) offers multi-season features: rosettes of trifoliate, green leaves that turn red in fall, plus white flowers in mid- to late spring and small but tasty red fruits in late spring to early summer. (Note that wild critters love the fruits too, so if you want to harvest some, you’ll have to check the plants frequently!) The height is generally around 6 inches; the spread is indefinite, as the plants produce surface runners that produce new plants, which then send out their own runners. Here at Hayefield, wild strawberry grows among grasses and wildflowers in my naturalistic borders and meadow areas. On its own, it can create a good-looking groundcover.  Native to many parts of North America. These seeds are from wild plants in my meadows in Bucks County, PA. Full sun to partial shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.

Collected and cleaned on June 7, 2022. At least 20 seeds.

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