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Fragaria 'Red Ruby'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
frah-GAYR-ee-ah RED ROO-bee
Description

Spreads by wire-like stolons.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Fragaria support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Micrandrena) melanochroa.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#pollinators#edible fruit#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#pollinators#edible fruit#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fragaria
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Edibility:
    Fruit, but flowers only occasionally produce them
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Ground Cover
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Description:
    Only occasionally produces red edible fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, glossy, dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees