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Geum fragarioides

Native Plants

Barren-Strawberry

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Summary

Barren-strawberry is a carefree, semi-evergreen groundcover with strawberry-like dark green foliage and delightful yellow flowers in early to mid-spring. It grows 3-6” tall, tolerates partial to light shade and a wide variety of soil types as long as they are well-drained. Geum fragarioides spreads slowly by rhizomes to make an excellent non-aggressive groundcover. Despite its delicate appearance, this plant is tough and has foliage that remains clean and attractive throughout the growing season. Barren-strawberry makes a nice companion for Neviusia alabamensis, Rhododendron periclymenoides, Viburnum acerifolium, Eurybia divaricata, Uvularia grandiflora, Geranium maculatum and Carex digitalis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green