|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Sunday, 06 June 2004|
Galium odoratum, commonly known as Sweet Woodruff, makes a great groundcover for the garden and landscape.
A fragrant spring bloomer, Sweet Woodruff is hardy in zones 4 - 7. Helpful hints to keep Galium happy: plant in rich, moist soil and supply partial shade from intense afternoon summer sun (under the canopy of trees). Provide a spring application of fertilizer according to label directions.
Dried Sweet Woodruff is often used to provide a hay scent to pot pourris. It makes sense when you consider that another common name for Sweet Woodruff is ’Bedstraw’.....
Donna W. Moramarco aka Donna In the Garden