Eversweet Strawberry Plants (pack of 25)
Your Perfect Patio Strawberry!
Long after other strawberries have folded up their tent for the season, Eversweet continues to set big, conical berries of brightest red. And that is only one of its merits: it also offers pretty white spring blooms and handsome foliage of olive-green. At just 8 to 10 inches high and up to a foot wide, it makes a great choice for strawberry jars and growing bags, so you can set it on the blazing deck, balcony, or patio without a second thought. No need to seek shade on August afternoons when Eversweet is your strawberry!
Eversweet sets a big crop early in the summer season, then continues to bear smaller crops each 6 weeks or so. In warm and mild climates, it continues into fall. The average output per plant is 1 to 2 pints, and it has been observed to keep bearing after temperatures top 100 degrees!
You will begin craving these delicious berries from the moment you sample your first Eversweet! Start the strawberry garden of your dreams today -- and don't forget to pick up some Growin' Bags for fuss-free, off-the-ground easy growing! Pack of 25 bareroot plants.
|Item Form||Pack of 25|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring|
|Plant Height||8 in - 10 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Season Extenders, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance, Berries, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower|
|Foliage Color||Olive Green|
|Harvest Season||Early Summer, Mid Summer, Early Fall, Late Summer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Baskets, Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor, Border|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!
It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.
And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.
The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.