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