Waldsteinia fragarioides



A rhizomatous spreader, Waldsteinia fragarioides forms an attractive, glossy, evergreen groundcover decorated with yellow, five-petaled blooms from early to late spring. It is native to the Eastern United States where it grows in forests and streambanks.

Waldsteinia fragarioides is better known by its common name, "Appalachian Barren Strawberry", because while it resembles a strawberry plant, it produces no edible fruit.

Waldsteinia fragarioides Barren Strawberry is easy to grow and can thrive in shade to part sun, It prefers moist, well-drained soil, though it can tolerate drought once established.


  • Common Names: Barren Strawberry
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, Well-Draining
  • Height at Maturity: 6"
  • Width at Maturity: 14"
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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