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FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Ozark Beauty'

Image of Fragaria x ananassa 'Ozark Beauty'

Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick et al., USDA Corvallis

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

FRAGARIA x ananassa 'Ozark Beauty'

Plant Common Name

Garden Strawberry, Ozark Beauty Strawberry, Strawberry

General Description

Garden strawberries are hybrid herbaceous perennials grown for their sweet, aromatic red fruit. 'Ozark Beauty' is an everbearing cultivar which produces large, firm, medium-sweet strawberries from late spring until early fall (with a pause during hot weather). Like most garden strawberries, it spreads by stolons to form expanding clumps of three-lobed leaves.

'Ozark Beauty' likes ample sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil, and does best in areas with relatively cool summers. It is a good choice for culinary gardens, containers, or "strawberry towers".

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Hanging Basket, Herb / Vegetable

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No