Fragaria chiloensis Carole Ann

Beach Strawberry

Carole Ann Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is an improved selection of this native strawberry (sometimes called Sand Strawberry) from coastal California and is used as a groundcover with attractive glossy foliage and large white, fragrant flowers.
Zones4 - 10
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size4-5" tall 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SizePlant - 5" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Carole Ann Beach Strawberry or Sand Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is a wonderful groundcover with attractive glossy foliage and large, white, fragrant flowers. It is an improved selection of the native strawberry from coastal California but shouldn’t be restricted to use in just coastal areas! Also known as Sand Strawberry, you can plant it in any sandy or fast draining soils in sun or part shade. The plant spreads via stolons (runners) to form a dense, weed-resistant carpet and is excellent for holding slopes in coastal and inland landscapes. While the plant doesn't produce edible fruit, it was used along with other species of Fragaria to breed the modern strawberry.  Plant it as a carpet under taller growing perennials. Originally introduced by the Tilden Botanic Garden of Berkeley, CA.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Beach Strawberry
Botanical Name
Fragaria chiloensis 'Carole Ann'
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4-5" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Groundcover, Evergreen, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
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