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Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 6 feet , Maximum 12 feet
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Small groundcover, to only 6-12" tall, form clumps that spread slowly at the edges. Clusters of white flowers hover above the plants in May and early June, brightening the shady garden. Foliage is fine-textured and aromatic when crushed, hence the common name of sweetscented bedstraw. Shade to part shade in rich soil with consistent summer water to maintain moisture. Can go summer dormant if dry. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

Beautiful GC for shady areas--whorls of deep-green leaves sparkling with tiny star-like white flowers in spring; flowers and foliage are sweetly scented, used in bouquets, as mattress stuffing; for May wine. PSh-Sh/Med


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

White star-shaped fragrant flowers.


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Blooming Nursery Inc. Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-2904 Container: 3
Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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