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Galium odoratum

$9.99
Common Name:
Sweet Woodruff, Bedstraw
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
Exposure:
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Bloom Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Spring-Summer
Garden Height:
6-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
18 Inches
  • Pretty star-shaped flowers with sweet smell
  • An attractive ground cover for shade
  • Excellent nectar source for the bees

Sweet Woodruff is a very valuable ground cover for shady, damp locations. Fragrant, bright white, star-shaped, flowers appear in late spring above the deeply cut fragrant foliage. It is easy to establish, and spreads well without being invasive. An outstanding and popular groundcover!

Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Naturalizing, Woodland Gardens
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Fragrant
Growth Habit: Spreading

 

Review (1)

  • lush and full in proper conditions
    5

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 7th 2019

    Romence's galium takes off the moment it is planted, and keeps going as long as it gets adequate moisture. Within a year, the plants I set on 8" centers in an area I regularly water filled in completely for a full, healthy carpet. The plants that I put in an area that gets less moisture did less well -- they held on, but didn't spread. Also, remember to put a few sprigs of woodruff into a bottle of white wine in the early spring for a traditional flavor boost.