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Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

Fragrant white flowers open in the spring over delicate leaves that perfume the air with a freshly-mown hay scent when crushed. Galium odoratum is a popular ground cover for moist, shady areas; will tolerate heavy shade and drier conditions.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:8-12 Inches
  • Spread:8-12 Inches

Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Edging
Groundcover
Naturalizing
Rock Garden
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Moist
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Part Sun
Shade
Growth Rate
Medium

Fragrant white flowers open in the spring over delicate leaves that perfume the air with a freshly-mown hay scent when crushed. Galium odoratum is a popular ground cover for moist, shady areas; will tolerate heavy shade and drier conditions.