wayne fajkus wrote:I made the mistake of buying a half dead strawberry plant last fall. I planted it. It sent runners, the runners sent runners. I was proud of myself cause i turned it into 20 plants.
Then they bloomed in february. RED BLOOMS, i never saw such a thing. Google led me to red blooms on an ornamental strawberry plant. What a waste. I let it play out to see if an berries would come. 3 months of blooms. No strawberries.
So, for those that didnt know, ornamental strawberries exist. I just dont understand why they exist.
This strawberry is an intergeneric hybrid strawberry that is grown primarily for its ornamental value. It is the result of a cross between Fragaria (strawberry) and Comarum (cinquefoil).
'Lipstick' produces numerous small 5-petaled, deep rose-red flowers (to 1.5" diameter) with yellow centers appear from late spring to early summer and again in fall over a clump of tri-foliate, coarsely-toothed, typical strawberry-like, deep green foliage which forms a bushy, compact, 8" tall mound. Flowers are only occasionally followed by small edible berries.
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