Sweet Woodruff

Asperula odorata/ Galium odoratum

$15.00 + GST

Also known as “Sweetscented Bedstraw”, and Latin name “Galium Orodata”. A dark green groundcover with aromatic foliage which smells like freshly mown hay when cut or crushed. Produced aromatic dainty white star-shaped flowers. A lovely groundcover to cover spring bulbs that are done flowering

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade to Full Shade
HEIGHT 0.5 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 1.7 ft FLOWER Spring, White
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No fruit
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Latin Name: Asperula Odorata
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Dark green foliage

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant or in edging

Native:

Native

Notes:

 Common Concerns:  Can go dormant mid-summer in dry/sunny locations

Invasive:

Invasive - Can be aggressive in optimal conditions

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in mid spring; Aromatic - smells like freshly mown hay when cut or crushed

Sun:

Plant in a part shade to full shade location

Drainage:

Requires average, moist well-drained conditons - Frequent watering needed

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Can be kept under control by spade edging yearly to sever runners; Can be mowed

Clump Division:

Can easily be divided and transplanted, or spread by seed.

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Aromatic foliage intensifies when dried - often used in potpourris, or to flavor teas or cold fruit drinks. Widely used for herbal/medicinal purposes both externally and internally. Most commonly used for its tonic, diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot