Plant Number: 1.196.500  
Mock Strawberry
Duchesnea indica

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Somewhat similar in appearance to a regular strawberry, this plant is a fast-spreading evergreen groundcover for shady areas or sunny, moist sites. It forms a mat of green foliage, studded with tiny yellow flowers for most of the season, which develop into showy red fruits. Berries are dry and tasteless. Plants increase themselves by sending out above-ground runners in all directions. Newly rooted small plants may be moved at almost any time. This plant tolerates moderate foot traffic once established. May be mown if desired in the spring. Spreads too quickly for the flower border.

Zone 3 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 Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Lawn Substitute
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches

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