Plant Number: 1.218.200   

Beach Strawberry
Fragaria chiloensis


Native to the Pacific Northwest, this is a spreading evergreen groundcover, useful as a lawn substitute or for stabilizing slopes. The green leaves have an attractive glossy sheen. Small white flowers in spring are followed by tiny red edible berries. Plants produce runners that spread and root. Mow or trim plants hard in early spring. Somewhat drought tolerant. Not a good choice for planting in the perennial border, since runners will spread in every direction and invade other nearby plants. Attractive spilling out from containers. Tolerates moderate foot traffic.

Zone 4 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches