Galium odoratum (Woodruff)
In this mix
- Border (Front), Ground Cover (Scattered)
- Broad Tolerance
- April - July
- 15cm (6in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- 90cm (36in)
A deliciously scented ground cover plant which will spread naturally underground, and is well suited to shady or woodland areas. Bees love the small clusters of star-like white flowers.
The dried leaves of Galium odoratum can be used in syrups, jellies, teas and for flavouring milk based drinks and dishes with a vanilla and almond-like flavour. The flowers, harvested fresh, are sweet tasting and can be used for garnishes.
You can use the flowers as an edible garnish on salads.
A wonderful ground cover plant for a shady area, it will spread quickly, so don’t be afraid to annually dig up clumps to keep it in check.