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Fragaria × ananassa 'Pegasus' PBR (F) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Fruit (edible) or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

strawberry 'Pegasus'

Family

Rosaceae


Fragaria are stoloniferous perennials with leaves composed of three leaflets, and rounded white or pink flowers followed by edible red fruits

'Pegasus' is a vigorous perennial with white flowers in spring and edible red fruit in summer

Synonym(s)

  • Fragaria vesca 'Pegasus'
  • Fragaria 'Pegasus'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Plant in single or double rows 30-45cm between plants and 75cm between rows. Plant through black polythene or apply straw to keep strawberries clean. Can be successfully grown in a container, including growbags

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Remove and transplant runners

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Remove excess runners

Diseases

May be affected by strawberry viruses and root rot. Fruit prone to grey mould