Fragaria x ananassa
is a plant with an attitude! The bichromatic vegetation of this
strawberry has panache! ('Panache', of course, means 'variegated'
or 'striped' in French.) This clone was collected from a garden in Malmo,
Sweden. The Repository received the plant in October, 1990, and it is
cataloged in the GRIN database under PI
Although variegated leaves occur now and then on seedlings of the diploid
European wood strawberry, Fragaria vesca L., this phenomenon is
uncommon in the oct oploid F. x ananassa. The Variegated
Strawberry has low fruit productivity, but runners profusely. We have
planted this clone as a demonstration ground cover in front of the
Repository main entrance. Come see it!
Kim E. Hummer and Joseph
Postman, 1 February 1996