Strawberry Alexandria (Alpine Strawberry) herb starter plant
This alpine strawberry will come back year after year giving you small fruit which is full of flavour. The plant itself is short growing to around 5cm tall and spreading around 15cm. A very hardy plant that does best in a sunny spot. Also grows well in a pot.
Is this plant "garden ready"
No, we prefer our plug plants (also known as starter plants) to be potted up before going into the garden. The ideal size is a 9 cm pot, but it can be slightly smaller or larger if you would prefer. In the warmer months, you may get away with planting straight out, but it is probably not worth the risk.
What compost should I use?
A good quality multipurpose compost is idea for this especially if you can add a bit of John innes. You can use your own compost but make sure you know that it is not too high (or low) in nutrients.
Will I get the plants in the picture?
Yes, In the main picture. As this plant is a starter plant it may not look exactly the same at the moment but will grow to be the same as the picture. The plug plant picture is used to give you an idea of size and may not be the same variety.
Are all of these plants Hardy?
Yes, although giving them a more sheltered spot in the winter could help them fruit earlier in the season.
What is a plug plant?
A plug plant is a small starter plant that is perfect to pot up into a larger plant. We grow and sell so many of these because they allow us to do it for such a good price.
Is the plug plant in the picture the one I will get?
No, we use this picture just to give you an idea of the size of the plant.