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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
alpine strawberry wild strawberry
Fragaria × ananassa Fraise des Bois
Fragaria are stoloniferous perennials with leaves composed of three leaflets, and rounded white or pink flowers followed by edible red fruits
F. vesca is a stoloniferous, spreading perennial forming rosettes of 3-palmate leaves, bright green leaves with toothed leaflets. In late spring it bears cymes of white flowers that are followed by red fruit 1cm long
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Can be grown in a wide range of soils, but thrives in alkaline soils. Tolerant of partial shade; for best fruiting grow full sun. Good for the edge of informal borders or as a ground cover; can spread. Suitable for container cultivation
Remove and transplant runners. Propagate by seed sow at 13-18°C in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove excess runners
Pests Can get aphids, slugs, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil
May be affected by strawberry viruses and root rot. Fruit prone to grey moulds
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