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Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) Herb Plant

  • Buy Galium odoratum 'Sweet Woodruff' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) Herb Plant Herb in 9cm Pot

Galium odoratum syn. Asperula odorata, is a flowering hardy perennial plant in the family Rubiaceae, native to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. A herbaceous plant, it grows to 15-30 high with a spread of 30–50 cm. It is a woodland plant and will make a great ground-cover for a shady area including under trees and shrubs, great planted in a drift.  It's common names include woodruff, sweet woodruff, and wild baby's breath; master of the woods would be a literal translation of the German Waldmeister. It is sometimes confused with Galium triflorum and Galium verum. Sweet Woodruff has clusters of tiny white flowers which appear in Spring set off by whorls of pointed leaves on square stems it is a pretty ground-cover plant and has a lovely delicate scent. It likes a rich-moist soil but well drained and shade, it is drought tolerant once established. 

Herb Usage

Sweet Woodruff  was traditionally used when dry to scatter on the floor of musty rooms, as it drys it's sweet smell intensifies , it is similar to newly mown hay, and is often used in pot-pourri. 

Buy Sweet Woodruff Online

Our potted Sweet Woodruff herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Shade/Semi-shade and moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour:
White
Height x Spread:
50cm x 50cm
Latin Name:
Galium odoratum syn. Asperula odorata
Hardiness:
RHS rating H6

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