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, haylike 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.
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The fine-texture evergreen foliage of sweet woodruff makes a strong contrast to bold hosta leaves. Both plants are workhorse perennials for shady sites.