Sweet Woodruff

Sweet woodruff makes a big statement in the shade garden. In spring, the plants are smothered with white flowers and the foliage has a sweet, hay-like fragrance. It makes a great groundcover for hard-to-plant dark corners of the landscape. Sweet woodruff can become invasive if given the right conditions. Plant it where you can control it easily. It does not tolerate drought.

Sweet Woodruff Overview

Genus Name Galium odoratum
Common Name Sweet Woodruff
Plant Type Herb, Perennial
Light Part Sun, Shade
Height 6 to 12 inches
Width 12 to 18 inches
Flower Color White
Season Features Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division
Problem Solvers Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control
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