Fragaria chiloensis 'Green Pastures'

Common Name:
Beach strawberry
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This coastal native has long been a popular ground cover, making lush, dark green carpets and thriving in a wide range of climates. It has leaves up to 2 and a half inches broad, with a lacquered surface, and decorative 1 inch white flowers. 'Green Pastures' is a more refined variation on the theme--more profusely branched than other selections, with smaller leaves and larger white flowers. Sun or light shade near the coast, light shade inland, in most soils, with moderate watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F or below.