Plant Number: 1.196.500  
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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
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Dry
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Moderate

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Lawn Substitute
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches



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