Waldsteinia Fragarioides

Barren Strawberry

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: WAFR

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In springtime, soft yellow flowers adorn this hardy evergreen carpet. Light green leaves work well as an underplanting to small trees. Waldsteinia Fragarioides is a tough little performer that does well in woodland gardens and on shady banks. Road salt tolerant. Native to the entire Mid-Eastern and Eastern US.


Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 8"
Spacing: Plant 14" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Evergreen
  • Groundcovers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant

Waldsteinia General Information

Waldsteinia are ornamental, strawberry-like plants that form a dense, weed-smothering carpet. Shiny leaves with yellow buttercup flowers. Easy to maintain and adapts to most soil types. Fruit is not edible. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Waldsteinia Plant Care

Prefers moist, humus-rich soil. Can be divided in spring or fall. Spreads by runner-like rhizomes. Does not tolerate heat & humidity.