Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)

This mat-forming ground cover features small, delicate white 4-petalled flowers in loose cymes on foliage of tall, thin, square stems bearing dark green leaves. The entire plant is fragrant, giving off the scent of freshly mown hay when crushed. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
6-12 in tall x 9 in-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture