Flowers can have a blood-thinning effect if eaten in large amounts. 95 ($11.48/Fl Oz) Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 25 Sweet Woodruff: USDA Zone: 3-9: Plant number: 1.223.050. Galium odoratum, commonly called sweet woodruff, is a mat-forming perennial that is most often grown as a ground cover in shady areas.Plants typically grow 8-12" tall and feature fragrant, lance-shaped, dark green leaves in whorls of 6-8 along square stems. Attractive low spreading groundcover or pathway edging for shady gardens and woodland settings. The plant contains sedative, antispasmodic and laxative properties that have been appreciated in traditional medicine for centuries. ", followed by 150 people on Pinterest. 2383. The white flowers are showy, fragrant and edible. This has quickly become one of the most popular groundcovers for shady areas. Sweet Woodruff Herb Galium odoratum Open-pollinated. G. odoratum (Asperula odorata), better known as Sweet Woodruff, can be used for flavoring wine, but its principal value is as an extremely attractive and durable ground cover for shaded areas.It also does well in the crevices of walks or as an edging plant. https://www.outsidepride.com/seed/herb-seed/woodruff/sweet-woodruff.html Woodruff typically takes about 3 to 6 weeks to germinate. Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement. Mar 4, 2014 - Explore Greer Woodruff's board "SWEET WOODRUFF. Sow the seeds in the spring (note that if your are saving the sweet woodruff seeds for the next year, then the current years crop of seed would be fully ripe in July/August, the percentage of seeds to germinate can be increased by exposing the seeds to the cold. If growing annual varieties of Asperula outdoors, it is best to pre-chill the seeds about ten weeks before sowing out in the spring. A lovely ground cover for shaded areas, its whorls of pointed leaves covered with clusters of tiny snowy-white spring flowers. When brewed into a tea, Sweet Woodruff aids in digestion and is a natural remedy for insomnia. Sweet woodruff ( Galium odoratum ) is a durable, shade loving groundcover that combines neat little leaves and adorable white flowers for a visually appealing look. They have a sweet, nutty, vanilla flavor. SKU. Be the first to review this product. From this broad genus (80 species) of mainly European herbs, one has established itself as a favorite in gardens everywhere. Each delicate stem is a stack of tidy little leaves, arrayed out like a wheel. Notes: Potentially invasive. See this plant in the following landscape: Cultivars / Varieties: Tags: Galium odoratum. Sweet Woodruff Alcohol-Free Liquid Extract, Sweet Woodruff (Galium Odoratum) Dried Herb Glycerite Herbal Supplement 2 oz $22.95 $ 22 . See more ideas about Sweet woodruff, Woodruff, Plants under trees. 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