Galium odoratum – Sweet Woodruff
Sweet Woodruff, Galium odoratum, makes a delightful addition to the shade garden. Fragrant white star-shaped flowers above attractive whorled green leaves appear in late spring and early summer. Plants prefer a shady location and consistent moisture. If grown in a too sunny area and allowed to dry out, plants will go dormant. The leaves have a fragrance of newly mown hay and are used to make May wine. Galium is very attractive beneath shrubs or in a naturalized area.
Plant in shade to part shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter.