Fragaria virgniana grows around the bases of other taller perennials. As our native strawberry, Fragaria virgniana will go to bloom early spring providing pollinators with some of their first sources of nectar. By the beginning of summer they start setting fruit and providing the perfect summer meal for eastern box turtles, ring-necked pheasants, and chipmunks! Weaving its way around other plants, Fragaria virginiana forms a beautiful green ground cover. It is an excellent soil stabilizer for all in-between spaces throughout gardens, stream banks, lakeshores, or rocky slopes. From springtime flow- ers to summertime fruit, to a gorgeous red leaf in the fall, they give multi-seasonal interest a run for its money! They grow wonderfully in naturalized settings or will settle into an urban garden equally well.