A picture of a Barren strawberry

Barren strawberry

Potentilla sterilis

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Barren strawberry Overview

This is a perennial, it produces deep green trifoliate leaves with small white flowers.

How to propagate Barren strawberry

Seed

You can propagate the perennial species by seeds in the autumn. Shrubby species may be raised by seed in autumn.

Division

Division.

Cuttings

Softwood or greenwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Barren strawberry

Attracts bees. Tall species, such as the shrubs, are useful in borders. Dwarf Potentillas are good for rock gardens and in containers. Suitable for coastal conditions.