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Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)

Sweet Woodruff, Hay Plant, Kiss-Me-Quick, Mugwet, Rockweed, Sweet Grass, Woodruff, Asperula Odorata


Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) is a mat-forming perennial that creates a very attractive ground cover in moist, shady areas. It features small-petaled, scented white flowers in late spring and summer, elegantly rising above a lush carpet of fragrant, lance-shaped, soft emerald-green leaves in whorls. The aromatic intensity of the foliage increases when dried, thus dried leaves are popularly used in sachets or potpourris.

  • Rises up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and spreading 12 in. (30 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in part shade or full shade. Can be somewhat aggressive in optimum growing conditions.
  • Undemanding and virtually pest-free and disease-free, Sweet Woodruff is a welcomed addition to shaded gardens, rock gardens, naturalized areas. Perfect for plantings under perennials or shrubs, as groundcover or for edging.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Propagate by seed or division of rhizomes in autumn or early spring
  • Native to much of Europe from Spain and Ireland to Russia, as well as Western Siberia, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, China and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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