establishing a prairie garden - strawberries

mill1154May 4, 2014

I'm converting my lawn to prairie plants and used a few strawberry plants which were available at the native plant nursery I frequent. The strawberries have taken off and are spreading rapidly. Will strawberries crowd out other plants, or will the taller grasses and flowers overcome the shorter strawberry plants? Thanks!

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wisconsitom

Taller will eventually equal dominant, via shading out of the little guys underneath. Excepting where there's some type of allelopathy, the secretion into soil by one plant species of compounds which inhibit other plant species, this fact should come to predominate the site. Quackgrass is another story, precisely because it does have allelopathic effect5s on the plants around it. I'd concentrate on that one and not be too concerned with the strawberries.

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