Waldsteinia ternata


Waldsteinia ternate is a fantastic evergreen shrub that has a low, spreading growing habit. Growing to a height of about 10cm it is ideal groundcover for both sun and shade. The slightly serrated, lobed foliage closely resembles that of the Strawberry plant, hence the common name of Barren Strawberry. It is also rabbit resistant & a useful source of pollen for early bees.


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Waldsteinia ternata ground cover plants are semi evergreen herbaceous plants that grow quickly without being invasive to form an a weed supressing mat. Also known as the Barren Strawberry these useful plants will grow in most soils types putting up with both wet and dry conditions making them a versatile low maintenance and easy to grow ground cover species. This tough little plant is great on exposed sites.

During the spring and summer Waldsteinia ternata ground cover plants are clothed with large numbers of colourful yellow saucer shaped flowers held just above the lush dark green divided foliage. After flowering much of the foliage remains, even right through the winter months to give year round ground cover.

Try Wadsteinia ternata ground cover plants between larger plants in flower beds and under shrubs and trees, they go well with many other spring flowers and especially deeper blue colours. Not only is this tough plant also ideal for colonising more difficult areas such as banks and under established trees, it is one of the select few ground cover plants that will do well in damp shade, this plant is a genuine all rounder!

  • Pot size : 1L
  • Position: Full sun or Partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: Spring
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Eventual height & spread: 10cm x 60cm