Wild strawberry makes the perfect green mulch, protecting the ground from drying out without having to be re-applied like wood mulch. It grows very well with other plants. The flowers are very attractive to beneficial insects.
Habitat: Open woods, meadows
Blooms: White flowers in early spring
Height: 3-6 in
Light: Full sun to part shade.
Moisture: Medium to dry.
Companions: Makes a great ground-cover companion for almost any plant which grows in the same conditions. Use as a green mulch.
Propagation: Seeds do not readily germinate. Propagate wild strawberry through stolon cuttings.
Wildlife Value: The flowers are especially attractive to native bees and natural enemies. Small, but sweet, strawberries are relished by wildlife from birds to chipmunks. Edible for humans too!