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Rugen Alpine Strawberry

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SKU E440

Beautiful, upright plants, about 8 inches tall, are exceptional additions to the edible landscape, in rockeries, border plantings and other sites where they will fill in and cover an area quickly. The everbearing plants produce 3/4 inch, elongated, red berries with sweet flavor. First cultivated 250 years ago in France, these Alpine natives grow well in either sun or shade. Space them about one foot apart. We are offering the Improved Rugen which does produce some runners. Sold in 4" pots.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Grow Height:  1' or smaller (Groundcover)

Sun: Full Sun - Full Shade

Ripening Time: June - September

Pollination: Self Fertile

Read our Strawberry Growing Guide

Size: 4" Pot


Ask a Question
  • How far apart should they be planted?

    6"-12" is good to start. They will spread and fill in.

  • Hello. How many plants are in 1 order?

    1 plant in a 4 inch pot.

  • If I plant 8 to 12 plants will they spread to use as ground cover?

    Yes, provided there is no grass competition.

  • Are they a good choice for CT (zone 6)? If I plant them in July will they fruit the following summer?

    Yes and yes!

  • I have false (Indian) strawberries (weeds) in my lawn which cross with regular strawberries to produce non-sweet fruit. Can I grow Musk or Alpine strawberries? We have been aggressively fighting the weeds for 12 years, still have them, and would really like to grow strawberries in our yard.

    Yes you can - if you get rid of the grass. Alpine and musk strawberries are not competetive and grass will choke them out quickly. Additionally apline strawberries are best in full shade.

  • Do these produce runners.

    Yes. Not as many or as aggressively, but they do spread via stolons (runners).

  • Do these produce runners?

    Absolutely yes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Laura C.

Beautiful plant material, healthy and ready to become part of my strawberry patch. The plants were very carefully packed and beautiful on arrival!

Henry G.
Shade growing gems

Plants arrived in superb condition. They are thriving on northeast side of our house

Megan L.B.
Beautiful strawberry olants

Tgese arrived in excellent condition. Very healthy. I’m planting them around my pear trees to help control oests

Beautiful plant

My plant arrived well packaged. My plant was bigger than expected and healthy, it even has blossoms!!!😁 It was a bit yellow from too much water, but I feel like they have to make sure they have enough water being packaged up during the holidays. As soon as I got it, I repotted and the yellow leaves are perking right up!