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Herbaceous PerennialFruit EdibleSynonym

Fragaria 'Pegasus'
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strawberry 'Pegasus'

'Pegasus' is a vigorous perennial with white flowers in spring and edible red fruit in summer

Synonyms
Fragaria 'Pegasus'
Fragaria vesca 'Pegasus'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green Red
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Trailing
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Plant in single or double rows 30-45cm between plants and 75cm between rows. Plant through black polythene or apply straw to keep strawberries clean. Can be successfully grown in a container, including growbags. See also strawberry cultivation

Propagation

Remove and transplant runners

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Edible fruit
Pruning

Remove excess runners

Pests

May be susceptible to 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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