Waldsteinia fragarioides
Barren Strawberry

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Barren Strawberry
Waldsteinia fragarioides

This small scale native will make a big impression on your landscape, thriving in some of your toughest spots while looking fresh and colorful throughout the year. Dense and low, it is an eye-catching groundcover featuring three-lobed foliage and waves of single yellow flowers from April to July.

Tolerates full sun
Dainty, single yellow flowers from April to July
Easy to grow and pest free
Forms a thick, weed choking groundcover
Perfect for massing in sunny areas
Evergreen with bronze winter color

Native Range

Along riverbanks and slopes from Maine to Georgia and west to Minnesota and Arkansas.

Interesting Facts

If you garden in the shade or a woodland, leave downed trees, brush piles and/or a pile of jumbled to rocks provide inviting homes for all kinds of wildlife and adding a natural look to the landscape.


Plant in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to many types of soil but prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic soils. Generally intolerant of the heat and humidity of the Deep South does best in northern climates with cool summers.

Mature Size: 4-6in. Wide x 12-18in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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