• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Fragaria × ananassa 'Florian' (F)

strawberry 'Florian'

  • Other common names strawberry 'Florian'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Fragaria are stoloniferous perennials with leaves composed of three leaflets, and rounded white or pink flowers followed by edible red fruits

  • Details

    'Florian' is a seed-raised everbearer, producing small flushes of fruit from late spring to early autumn. The flowers are a pretty, pale pink but the red fruit are small with poor flavour

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Trailing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Clay

  • pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a warm, sheltered spot in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, or in containers with 2 parts good-quality compost mixed with 1 part perlite. Plants are best replaced every one or two years. See strawberry cultivation

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring or by rooting and removing runners

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pests Can get aphids, slugs, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil

Diseases May be affected by strawberry viruses and root rot. Fruit prone to grey moulds

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