Plant Number: 1.555.050   

Barren Strawberry
Waldsteinia ternata


Widely used in European gardens, this forms a dense mat of shiny leaves that somewhat resemble those of a strawberry. A good low-maintenance groundcover, studded by little yellow flowers in the spring. May be used to cover large or small areas, spreading steadily by stolons, but not considered invasive. Truly one of the next up-and-coming plants for shady areas. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Combines well with spring-blooming bulbs. Drought tolerant once established. Evergreen in mild winter regions.

Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches