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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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Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum) 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

Partial shade/Shade
Soil Type:
Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Galium odoratum syn. Asperula odorata
RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Teas and Tissanes
Special Features:
Ground Cover
Type of Garden:

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  1. Excellent quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2020

    Very healthy, good-sized plants that have made a lovely addition to my garden. Very well packed and speedily despatched, too.

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