Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

Rubiaceae

Height

15 - 20 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

partial shade - shade, very shade tolerant

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe

Galium is a large genus in the family Rubiaceae, with over 600 species. Most are not sought after garden plants, but there are some exceptions. Four species are native to Iceland.

Propagation:


Division - spring, summer or fall.


Seed - best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) for 2-4 weeks and then stored outside until germination. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

Good ground cover for shady places. Spreads by rhizomes, can become invasive.

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