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Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant')

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5 hours care
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0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant'

Other names

Strawberry 'Vibrant'

Genus

Fragaria Fragaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Vibrant' _ 'Vibrant' is a low-growing, stoloniferous perennial with palmate, toothed, wrinkled, dark green leaves and white flowers in spring followed by glossy, edible, bright red fruit ready for harvest in early summer.


Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice

Crown rot , Grey mould , Root rot , Verticillium wilt Crown rot , Grey mould , Root rot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Remove excess runners as needed. If planted in late summer, remove flowers the first year to encourage fruiting next year. After harvest, remove old leaves with hand shears. Leave the crown & new leaves to allow sun into the centre of the plant.

Propagation

Peg down runners growing over the soil surface in summer. Leave attached to the mother plant until autumn. (5 runners at most) Cut new plants from the mother plant and plant out.

Propagation methods

Runners


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Where to grow

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Architectural, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant crown at soil level in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sheltered sun. Plant through black polythene or mulch with straw. Or, plant in pots in a cold greenhouse in mid-winter for a mid-spring harvest then move outside for a late summer harves

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant'

Other names

Strawberry 'Vibrant'

Genus

Fragaria Fragaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Vibrant' _ 'Vibrant' is a low-growing, stoloniferous perennial with palmate, toothed, wrinkled, dark green leaves and white flowers in spring followed by glossy, edible, bright red fruit ready for harvest in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice

Specific diseases

Crown rot , Grey mould , Root rot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Remove excess runners as needed. If planted in late summer, remove flowers the first year to encourage fruiting next year. After harvest, remove old leaves with hand shears. Leave the crown & new leaves to allow sun into the centre of the plant.

Propagation

Peg down runners growing over the soil surface in summer. Leave attached to the mother plant until autumn. (5 runners at most) Cut new plants from the mother plant and plant out.

Propagation methods

Runners


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Architectural, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant crown at soil level in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sheltered sun. Plant through black polythene or mulch with straw. Or, plant in pots in a cold greenhouse in mid-winter for a mid-spring harvest then move outside for a late summer harves

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant' (Strawberry 'Vibrant')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Strawberry latent C virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest is difficult to detect but appears to be mitigated by current legislation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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