Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hot pink flowering strawberry
A few weeks back, I stopped by the Iowa Arboreteum's spring plant sale. I only planned to buy a couple new hostas, but I ended up buying more than a couple! I couldn't resist the unique plant offerings, including this strawberry plant -- with hot pink flowers! The plant tag explains that it's an ornamental and edible ever-bearing strawberry that you can plant in a regular pot; it doesn't grow runners.
Unfortunately, the tag doesn't say what the strawberry variety is called. I did a quick Google search and found this Toscana strawberry, which looks pretty close to what I bought. I was so thrilled to find such a new-to-me strawberry variety, but then a few days later, I found the same strawberry plant at my local Fareway greenhouse. So maybe it's not that unusual!
I'll keep you updated on how the strawberries turn out. Have you ever grown a pink-flowered strawberry? Have they been around for a while and I just have never heard of them?