Woodruff - sweet

Galium odoratum

A creeping shade loving perennial with starry white flowers, this traditional strewing herb smells of freshly mown hay when cut and is used to flavour alcoholic drinks. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Great for areas under trees
  • Aromatic
  • Spreading perennial
  • Medicinal herb

A lovely little spreading perennial, woodruff was used to calm the nerves, soothe the spirit and support the liver. It can be steeped in wine to produce a tonic. This is a good herb for people with shadier gardens who struggle to grow the sun loving herbs.

Plant care

  • Height: 10-30cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: April - June

This spreading perennial with its mass of starry white flowers in spring prefers to grow in rich moist soils in shade. It is the ideal herb to provide ground cover under trees and bushes and can easily be split and moved to other areas of the garden. It is an early flowering herb in spring and tends to have died down again by summer.



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