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Sweet Woodruff (Galium)

Galium odoratum
SKU: HC016135
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4" tall x 15-18" wide. Sweet woodruff is an excellent groundcover for shade and semi-shade area forming a dense carpet of foliage and blooming with sprays of tiny white flowers.
key features
Botanical Name
Galium odoratum
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
4" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


4" tall x 15-18" wide. This shade loving, beautifully textured groundcover is an excellent lawn replacement. Sweet Woodruff thrives in shady conditions that most lawn grasses don't like, forming a dense, weed-resistant canopy of leaves. Booming for a few weeks in late spring with sprays of tiny white flowers, the plant is most appreciated for its ornamental foliage. Best in parts of the country with cool to moderate summer temperatures, it will tolerate more heat if irrigated regularly when rain is lacking.
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