Galium odoratum

Common Name : sweet woodruffType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Mat formingHeight : < 10 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Mayto JuneFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - SummerFragrant

G. odoratum is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial forming a wide mat of erect stems to 30cm, bearing whorls of bright green, lance-shaped leaves, hay-scented when dry, with terminal clusters of small white, starry flowers from late spring.

2020 – Foliage not very attractive when grown in winter. Begins to spread well. Beginning of flowering at the end of April. Faded by mid-June.

2019 – Full of small new shoots mid March. Small flowers in early May. Faded by mid June. Average development.

2018 – Bought 3 plants from the nursery ‘Les jardins d’en face’ – Crying at their open house in May. Planted in the shade of the pergola. One plant has dried out stems in September.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: O18