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Attractive low spreading groundcover or pathway edging for shady gardens and woodland settings that spreads quickly with rich soil and ample moisture. Leaves and stems have a vanilla-like odor when dried. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Moderate

  • Height
    2 feet or less

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Galium odoratum
Plant Type Ground Covers, Perennials, Herbs
Plant Subtype MID SPRING BORDER FLOWERING
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Special Uses Shade Loving
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Spring, Summer

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