Botanical Name: Fragaria vesca
Native: North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5–9
Plant Dimensions: 8″–10″ tall and wide
Variety Information: Red and Yellow Wonder Blend are alpine strawberries, individual plants producing either red or creamy yellow fruit up to 1″ long. Plants may reseed.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Afternoon shade is beneficial in hot climates.
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 8 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED for first year fruit. 14 to 16 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–75°F.
Days to Emerge: 15 –30 Days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 8 – 10 seeds every 12″
Row Spacing: 24″
Thinning: When plants have 2 sets of leaves, thin to 1 every 12″
Special Care: Light aids germination; sow shallowly.