Galium (Sweet Woodruff)

Galium (Sweet Woodruff)   GAL-lee-um

A vigorous groundcover for moist, shady areas. Glossy green leaves whorl around upright stems. Produces tiny white starry flowers in in late spring. Sweetly scented, it can be used for potpourri or sachets when dried.

Part to Full Shade

Height: 9-12″/Spread: 12-18″

Late Spring – Summer

 Size Available: 1801

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Description

Galium (Sweet Woodruff)   GAL-lee-um

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is a creeping, mat-forming perennial that is commonly used as a  in shady areas. It bears pretty clusters of white, star-shaped flowers in the spring and has very fragrant, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Sweet woodruff is exceptionally easy to grow and readily adapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. It is a deer-resistant plant and is considered one of the few rabbit-proof plants. This plant spreads easily and can become invasive, so plant it where you can keep it under control.