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Galium odoratum


Sweet Woodruff

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.223.050


This has quickly become one of the most popular groundcovers for shady areas. Plants form a spreading clump of small green leaves, whorled like spokes of a bicycle around the stem. Clusters of tiny white flowers make a pretty display in spring. In a moist site this spreads steadily to form a thick carpet. Although nearly evergreen in mild winter regions, the old foliage should be trimmed off in late winter. Great with spring bulbs of all kinds, Sweet Woodruff will help to disguise that ugly bulb foliage when it begins to die back in late spring. Easily divided at almost any time.

Further details for
Galium odoratum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast













Galium odoratum


Sweet Woodruff

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.223.050


This has quickly become one of the most popular groundcovers for shady areas. Plants form a spreading clump of small green leaves, whorled like spokes of a bicycle around the stem. Clusters of tiny white flowers make a pretty display in spring. In a moist site this spreads steadily to form a thick carpet. Although nearly evergreen in mild winter regions, the old foliage should be trimmed off in late winter. Great with spring bulbs of all kinds, Sweet Woodruff will help to disguise that ugly bulb foliage when it begins to die back in late spring. Easily divided at almost any time.

Further details for
Galium odoratum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast