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Galium odoratum
Common Name: Sweet Woodruff Family: Rubiaceae (The Madder Family)

Galium odoratum
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A lush, fragrant, ground cover ideal for semi-shade (or sun) with multitudes of small white flowers. Lets your spring bulbs push through. Spreads quickly but is not invasive. Keeps its perfume even when dried.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
North Central and Eastern Asia
Native Habitat:
Woodland and shady areas on damp calcareous and base rich soils. Often found in beech woods.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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