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Galium odoratum Sweet Woodruff Plants for Sale Online
Sweet Woodruff is a vigorous ground cover that thrives in partially shaded, moist areas with slightly acidic soil. Small, white, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring above a dense carpet of green foliage. The bright green, finely cut leaves are fragrant when crushed making this plant beautiful even when not in bloom. Use it as an edging along pathways, as an underplanting for large shrubs to hide bare trunks, to hide dying bulb foliage in the late spring, or in naturalized or wild areas.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 inches|
|Mature Width:||1 to 1.5 feet|
|Sunlight:||Part sun to full shade|
|Spacing:||Plant 16" on center when planting as a ground-cover.|
|Flowering Season:||Late Spring|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a ground cover in the mixed shade border, mass planting. deer resistant|
How to Care for Galium odoratum Sweet Woodruff
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Galium odoratum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. These are sold and shipped in plugs so planting is a breeze. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.