Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

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  • Tiny, white, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring above a carpet of green foliage
  • Bright green leaves are fragrant when crushed
  • Fast growing groundcover
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Does best in partial to full shade in moist, acidic, well-drained soil.

Height: 8 in
Spacing: 12 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Shade


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained