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.
- 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