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Fragaria x ananassa 'Baron Solemacher'

Alpine strawberry

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (300804)

Plant details

Alpine strawberries are neat attractive plants without the tendency to spread far and wide by long runners. They bear small white flowers almost continuously from June until the autumn frosts, together with prolific crops of small tender fruits, sharply conical and fleshy, with a distinctive aromatic flavour. Regular watering and feeding improves size and yield. They are excellent edging plants, and tolerate the shade of shrubs and deciduous trees. Plants can be multiplied regularly by division, although seed-raised plants are often more vigorous.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Fragaria

Species: x ananassa

Cultivar: Baron Solemacher

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 38cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August


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