Waldsteinia ternata/Waldsteinia, Barren Strawberry

Waldsteinia ternata / Waldsteinia ternata
Compact ground cover of tri-foliate leaves
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Compact ground cover of tri-foliate leaves

Handsome ground cover planting at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

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Makes an excellent edging plant

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Scientific Name: Waldsteinia ternata
Common Name: Waldsteinia, Barren Strawberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent ground cover for the cooler regions of the country. Produces rich green, strawberry-like foliage arranged in rosettes and bright yellow flowers in late spring through early summer. When well established will form a thick mat of foliage. Spreads by stolons and rhizomes. No major plant pests.