Common Name: woodland strawberry
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to October
Bloom Description: White with yellow center
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Best grown in humusy, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun. Plants may self-seed if fruit is not harvested.
‘Alexandra’ is a small-fruited, woodland strawberry cultivar that is grown both for its ornamental value and its tasty berries. It features compact, 6-10” tall runnerless plants which make good edgers. Dense foliage mounds discourage many weeds. Numerous, small, 5-petaled white flowers with yellow centers appear throughout summer. Typical tri-foliate strawberry foliage. Flowers are followed by small bright red strawberries (1/2” long) which may also be harvested throughout summer. Berries are slightly larger than most other alpine/woodland types. Flowers and fruit are usually simultaneously present on plants in summer.
Susceptible to a number of fungal diseases including anthracnose, leaf spots, rots, wilts, powdery mildew and blights. Insect visitors include spider mites and aphids. Leaf scorch may occur in hot summer climates.
Edger or groundcover. Rock gardens. Also may be grown in containers or pots.