Strawberry Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant' (PBR) (F)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
strawberry 'Vibrant'


The Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant' is commonly known as a garden strawberry variety. This plant is characterized by its lush green, trifoliate leaves which are slightly serrated at the edges, giving a textured appearance. The leaves typically grow from the base of the plant, creating a dense groundcover. Throughout the growing season, the strawberry plant shoots up delicate white flowers that have a yellow center. These flowers are hermaphroditic, having both male and female parts, which usually results in fruit if pollinated. After pollination, the flowers give way to the fruit for which the plant is widely cultivated. The garden strawberry bears bright red, plump berries with a surface dotted with numerous small seeds. The berries contrast beautifully with the green leaves and add a cheerful splash of color to the plant's appearance. The fruit itself is juicy and is known for its sweet flavor with a slightly tart aftertaste, a characteristic cherished in culinary applications. Overall, the garden strawberry 'Vibrant' has an attractive appearance both in foliage and fruit, making it a popular choice for home gardens and agricultural production.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Vibrant Strawberry, Garden Strawberry, Pineberry.

    • Common names

      Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the garden strawberry is not toxic to humans. In fact, the fruits of the Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant' variety are edible and widely enjoyed. There are no known toxic consequences of ingesting the fruits, leaves, or any other parts of this plant for humans.

    • To pets

      The garden strawberry, including the Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant' variety, is generally considered non-toxic to pets as well. It is not known to cause poisoning in pets, and ingestion of the fruit is typically safe. However, as with any plant material, ingestion of large quantities of the leaves or stems could potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot (0.3 meters)

    • Spread

      1 foot (0.3 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Delicious Fruit - Produces sweet and juicy strawberries, enjoyed fresh or in various culinary preparations.
    • Ornamental Value - Offers aesthetic appeal with its bright red fruits and lush green foliage; suitable for gardens and patios.
    • Pollinator Attraction - Flowers attract bees and other pollinators, supporting biodiversity.
    • Home Gardening - Ideal for home gardeners due to its manageable size and ease of cultivation.
    • Seasonal Interest - Provides seasonal interest with flowering in spring and fruiting in early summer.
    • Educational - Gardening with strawberries can be educational for children and adults, teaching about plant life cycles.
    • Local Food Production - Contributes to local food production when grown in home or community gardens.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Strawberry plants can be used as ground covers in gardens to suppress weeds due to their quick spreading nature.
    • The leaves of the strawberry plant are sometimes used as a natural dye, producing a range of earthy green colors.
    • The fruit juice of strawberries can be used as a natural acid for etching soft metals in crafts and jewelry making.
    • Strawberries can be used in homemade facial masks due to their astringent properties that help tone the skin.
    • The seeds of strawberries can be included in homemade exfoliating scrubs as they provide a gentle abrasive texture.
    • When crushed, strawberry leaves can be used in lotions or poultices to soothe sunburnt skin due to their cooling effect.
    • Dried strawberry leaves can be infused into oils and used in natural perfumes or aromatic sachets for a fruity scent.
    • The fruits can be mashed and used as a natural colorant for homemade lip balms and glosses.
    • Strawberry plants can be used for educational purposes, teaching children about the growth cycle of plants and fruit production.
    • Used in art, ripe strawberries can be squished to create a temporary and natural watercolor or finger paint for eco-friendly crafting.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Strawberry plant is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Strawberry plant is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love and Adoration: The Vibrant strawberry plant, being part of the strawberry family, bears fruit that is traditionally associated with Venus, the goddess of love, due to its heart shape and red color.
    • Innocence: The delicate white flowers of the strawberry plant can symbolize purity and innocence.
    • Fertility and Abundance: Strawberries are a prolific fruit, often associated with abundance and fecundity because of their numerous seeds and rapid growth.
    • Perfection and Righteousness: In Christian art, the strawberry is sometimes used to signify perfection and righteousness due to its perfect external form and sweet taste.

Every 2-3 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' requires regular watering to ensure the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, water the plants with about 1 inch of water per week, which equates to approximately 0.623 gallons per square foot. Increase the frequency to twice per week during particularly hot or dry periods. Always avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of leaf diseases. In winter, reduce watering as the plants require less moisture when dormant.

  • sunLight

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' thrives in full sunlight, which means that it needs at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. The best spot for planting is in an area where it can receive unfiltered sunlight throughout the day, as this will ensure the best fruit production and plant health.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' prefers moderate temperatures and grows best when daytime temperatures are between 65°F and 75°F. Frost can damage the plants, so ensure that temperatures remain above 20°F for the survival of the plant. Providing mulch can help insulate the plants from extreme temperatures.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Strawberry 'Vibrant' to remove dead or diseased leaves, and to shape the plants, which promotes better air circulation and sunlight penetration. Pruning is best done after harvesting in late summer, as this prepares the plants for the next growing season. Thin out dense foliage and remove runners to conserve the plant's energy for fruit production.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' thrives in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter, with an ideal pH range of 5.5 to 6.8. A suitable mix would be one part peat, one part sand, and two parts garden loam.

  • plantRepotting

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' typically requires repotting every 1 to 2 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth, preferably in the spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Strawberry 'Vibrant' prefers moderate humidity levels, aiming for a range of 40-60% for optimal growth; avoid excessively dry environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, cool temps, and moist soil for indoor Strawberry 'Vibrant'.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, and regular watering for outdoor Strawberry 'Vibrant'.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant', commonly known as the strawberry plant, starts with seed germination where the seed must be in a cool, moist environment to sprout. Following germination, the seedling develops into a mature plant with a rosette of leaves at the soil surface. The mature strawberry plant then produces flowers which, after pollination, typically by insects, develop into fruit—the red strawberries we're familiar with. Once the strawberries are ripe, they can be harvested, and the seeds from the fruit can potentially start the cycle anew if they find suitable conditions. Alongside sexual reproduction, strawberry plants also propagate vegetatively through runners - long, horizontal stems that grow outwards from the main plant and root at nodes to form new plants. Lastly, the plant will go dormant during cold winter conditions, conserving energy to start a new cycle of growth in the spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the garden strawberry, which is the common name for Fragaria × ananassa 'Vibrant' (PBR) (F), is through runner division. This process involves waiting for the strawberry plants to produce runners, which are long horizontal stems that grow outward from the main plant. As these runners touch the soil, they can develop their own roots and eventually form a new plant. The best time to propagate strawberries by runners is in late summer to early fall. Gardeners typically pin the runners down into the soil, either securing them with a u-shaped wire or a small stone, to encourage rooting. Once the runners have established a strong root system, they can be cut from the mother plant and transplanted to a new location. This technique allows for a quick multiplication of the strawberry plants while ensuring that the new plants are genetically identical to the parent.