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Fragaria 'Lipstick' (Ornamental strawberry)

Fragaria 'Lipstick'

Ornamental strawberry

A charming ornamental strawberry with showy, cherry-red flowers in spring and sporadically through fall, and a sprinkling of berries in summer. The berries are not advisable to consume. Its form is slightly mounded with luscious dark green foliage that creeps along to create a wonderful groundcover and accent to almost any perennial in the garden.

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Height

6-8 Inches

Bloom Color

Rose Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Ornamental strawberry Interesting Notes

This Fragaria was developed in 1966 by crossing the garden strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) with marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris) which has red-purple flowers. What resulted is an excellent groundcover that produces less fruit, but large pinkish red blossoms throughout most of the summer until frost. To encourage blooms, remove fruit. It is also well adapted to containers, rock gardens and patio baskets.

Fragaria 'Lipstick' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fragaria prefers well-drained, fertile, slightly acidic soils in full sun to part shade. It could also use protection from wind. A stoloniferous plant which may be propagated by division. When planting runners be sure not to bury the crowns. Fertilize with a multi-purpose fertilzer. Can be used as a groundcover or in hanging baskets.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative