Gallium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

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.
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Containers
Groundcover
Dried Flowers
Rock Gardens
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 4" tall 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size No
SKU HC016135

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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HC016135

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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.
More Information
SKU
HC016135
Common Name
Sweet Woodruff
Botanical Name
Gallium odoratum
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
White
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Dried Flowers, Rock Gardens, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Yes - Learn More
Ships To Canada
No
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