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Sweet Woodruff

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 3 - 8
EXPOSURE: Part Shade to Shade
SIZE: 6"H x 8"S
BLOOM: White, Early Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Sweet Woodruff Plants

Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff is aptly named - a sweet, well-mannered little herb that works well as a herbal ground cover. Sweet Woodruff has glossy dark green leaves and small star-shaped white flowers. Flowers are delicately scented and bloom in May and June.

Plants emit a strong odor of fresh hay and vanilla when foliage is crushed or cut. Sweet Woodruff is an aromatic herb with foliage even more fragrant when dried. Thus, dried leaves are popularly used in sachets or potpourris. Sweet Woodruff is also a moth repellent and works wonderfully in closets and drawers to ward off insects while infusing your clothing with its sweet scent.

In Germany, Sweet Woodruff is one of the ingredients in May wine, a traditional wine made to celebrate the Spring season. Sweet Woodruff also has medicinal value. When brewed into a tea, Sweet Woodruff aids in digestion and is a natural remedy for insomnia. The plant contains sedative, antispasmodic and laxative properties that have been appreciated in traditional medicine for centuries.

Fragrant ground covers are a wonderful addition to any garden. Try planting Sweet Woodruff along with other low light covers such as Catmint (Nepeta) and Feverfew.

Zones: 3 - 8

Size: 6"H x 8"S

Light: Part Shade to Shade

Bloom: White, Early Summer

Uses: Sweet Woodruff is a highly aromatic, quickly spreading herb that creates a great ground cover. Prized for its sweet vanilla like scent, Sweet Woodruff retains its smell long after being cut and dried and makes a great addition to potpourris and wreaths. A natural moth repellent, Sweet Woodruff can also be placed in drawers and closets to sweeten laundry and keep pests away.

Tips: Harvest Sweet Woodruff immediately after it blooms for the best scent retention if you are using this fragrant herb in potpourris and herb satchels.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Great for shade June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from TN United States  
I got these plants 2 years ago. They arrived well packaged and in very good condition. Now, 2 years later these beautiful plants have thrived in an area where nothing else would grow.  They have a lovely, delicate white flower and have ballooned out to cover this once problem area.

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4 of 5 Sweet Woodruff June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Dannis Cain from Niceville, FL United States  
First order was fantastic and growing great.  Large plants with a great root ball and each plant probably 8 inches tall.  Was so impressed I decided to order some more.  Well second group was about a quarter of the size as the first.   One plant bit the dust in transport.  We will see how the remaining ones do in a few weeks.  Otherwise it would definitely be a five star.

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5 of 5 thriving April 30, 2019
Reviewer: B Balis from Sutherland, VA United States  
My plants arrived when due and in good condition.  The plants are thriving and will soon float in a cup of spring wine just as my grandmother used to do.

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5 of 5 Sweet woodruff June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Susan Springer from Thurmont, MD United States  
The plants arrived exceptionally well packed and healthy.  I am really pleased and enjoying them!

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5 of 5 Sweet Woodruff June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Pat from Norfork, AR United States  
Really nice plant.  Has taken off well.  Great products!

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