Fragaria Virginiana (Wild Strawberry)


A truly universal plant! For those that want tasty edible treats, the sweet fruit of this flowing plant is delightful. For those that want a fast-spreading ground cover, this plant will also win you over with its durability.

Wild Strawberry or Virnigia Strawberry are ground-hugging perennial groundcovers native to the Rocky Mountains and the East Coast. They spread via stolons/runners and are happiest in dry soil with part-shade or full-sun exposure and do well in zones 3-8. These 4-7″ plants are also deer and drought tolerant.

Although smaller in size than commercial strawberries, only 1/2″, Fragaria Virginia are the original strawberry which cultivators modified for commercial use. However, what they lack in size they make up in prolific growth. Wild strawberries are most active in spring and fall when temperatures are mild. They may even go partly dormant in the heat of the summer. After fruiting, they produce up to 2ft long runners which grow a new set of roots as the runner hits the ground allowing for new strawberry plants to take shape. Due to these runners, this variety of the strawberry quickly spreads to form patches or clusters in meadows, forests, fields. In fact, if you are a hiker in the Rockies, you’ve likely seen these growing just off the trail. (Maybe that is why so many also call these the Mountain Strawberry)

Whether you are looking for a fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked in pies, or if you are looking for a ground cover, you can’t go wrong with the Wild Strawberry.

Fun Facts: Wild Strawberries are actually part of the rose family. To learn more about how strawberries got their name, check this article by R. Kelly Coffey.

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Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the plants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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