Fragaria vesca 'Muricata' (Plymouth Strawberry)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
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Plant Overview

An unusual and rare strawberry with a long history. Unlike most strawberries, this plant has green flowers, not white. The fruits appear mostly green due to the soft 'spines' which forms on them, although the ripe fruit is red below.

It was first mentioned in ‘Gerard’s Herball in 1597 but then disappeared from all record. In 1627 it was found by the plantsman John Tradescant being thrown away in a Plymouth garden and gained the name Plymouth Strawberry. In the early 1900s, renowned gardener E.A. Bowles included the plant as a star attraction in an area of the garden named the 'Lunatic Asylum', which included many other strange and interesting plants.

Very easy to grow and suitable for containers, rockeries, herb bed and borders or naturalising in a woodland or wildflower area.

Height and spread: 15cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Plymouth Strawberry; Tradescant Strawberry



All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter and early spring, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.
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