Strawberry Seeds - Indian Strawberry Ground Cover Seed

Strawberry Seeds - Indian

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 4 inches

Width: 9 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer

Bloom Color: Yellow with red fruits

Growth Rate: Fast

Environment: Partial shade

Foot Traffic: No

Planting Directions

Temperature: Lower temperatures of less than 41F are very effective

Average Germ Time: 42 - 54 days

Light Required: No. Do no leave in direct sunlight

Depth: Do not cover seed, but press tightly in to soil

Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet

Moisture: Constant moisture must be maintained until all germination occurs

Plant Spacing: 18 inches

Care & Maintenance: Strawberry

Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea Indica Tuttifrutti) - Start Strawberry seeds for this rare ground cover plant that will get lots of attention! It is an Indian Strawberry plant with lovely yellow blooms, and it produces small red Strawberries all summer long on a creeping evergreen carpet. Indian Strawberry is well-suited for hanging over a wall or as a ground cover plant. Indian Strawberry ground cover is naturalized throughout the United States, and it is found growing in shady places in woods and grassy slopes. Indian Strawberry prefers a moist, but well-drained soil in a partially sunny position. Once Indian Strawberry plants are established, the matted root sends out runners to set new plants. Indian Strawberry leaves are light green and finely haired. Indian Strawberry flowers are small, yellow, and are 5 petaled. They first appear in April and will bloom throughout the summer until fall. The fruit is small, about 1/2 inch round. It is edible, but many say the taste is not noteworthy. Birds, however, love the red fruit. Another common name for this variety is Mock Strawberry ground cover.

Sow Indian Strawberry seeds from January to April indoors. Use quality seed starter mix, and small pots or starter trays. Sow the Strawberry seeds on the surface and press the seed into the mix. Keep the soil damp but not wet, and protect the Indian Strawberry ground cover seeds from direct light. Seal the starter tray or pots inside a plastic bag until after germination. When the Strawberry seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 3 inch pots, and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. After all danger of frost has passed, harden the young Mock Strawberry plant over a period of 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors in its permanent location.

 

Start Strawberry Seeds...

For this rare ground cover plant that will get lots of attention!

Start Strawberry Seeds...

Strawberry Seeds | Indian

How to Grow

Sow seeds indoors from January to April. Use quality seed starter mix, and sow in small pots or starter trays. Sow seeds on the surface and press the seed into the mix. Keep the soil damp but not wet, and protect the seeds from direct light. Seal the starter tray or pots inside a plastic bag until after germination. When the Strawberry seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 3 inch pots. Grow in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. After all danger of frost has passed, harden the young Mock Strawberry plant over a period of 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors in its permanent location.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
Strawberry Seeds | Indian

Groundcover Specifications

  • Average Germ Time: 42 - 54 days
  • Plant Spacing: 18 inches
  • Width: 9 inches
  • Height: 4 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial