Joy Creek Nursery

522-002   Fragaria 'Lipstick'  

Fragaria 'Lipstick'
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This groundcover is the result of an interesting cross between a strawberry (Fragaria) and a cinquefoil (Potentilla). In habit, it is more strawberry than cinquefoil. As the name Fragaria 'Lipstick' suggests, both the flowers and the fruits of this plant are bright, the flowers being rose-red and the fruits truly lipstick red. The plant spreads by stolons, just like a wild strawberry, with coarsely-toothed foliage that is an attractive shade of green. The fruits are edible but small so it's best not to expect a big crop. This is delightful draping down the side of a container or over a wall where you can enjoy the colorful display and occasionally harvest a berry.

April to October.  6-8 in. x spreading

Deep Rose Red flowers

Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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