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Galium odoratum - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs

Galium odoratum - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs

Shade tolerant, deer resistant, and beautiful!
Item: #WSGAL32
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $99.99
  • Beautiful, fast growing, shade groundcover
  • Excellent for steep hills and around trees (particularly black walnuts)
  • Thrives in moist soil
  • Scented foliage and flowers
  • Resists deer and rabbit damage
  • Ship size: 32 cell jumbo plugs
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Galium odoratum - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs Description

Cover the ground beautifully and economically - 32 landscape plugs cost just $3.12 each!

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is a durable, shade loving groundcover that combines neat little leaves and adorable white flowers for a visually appealing look. It transforms problem areas into oases! Each delicate stem is a stack of tidy little leaves, arrayed out like a wheel. But don't be fooled by its dainty looks - it's quite tough and durable in the landscape.

Plant this vigorous groundcover anywhere you need quick coverage. It can take some sun, but is an excellent choice for planting beneath trees  and shrubs (especially walnut trees) where other shade groundcovers fail. With this affordable wholesale plug tray, you'll have a lush green carpet quickly!

Galium has aromatic evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves all season. The crushed leaves emit a fragrance of freshly mow hay and when dried, lends fragrance to linens, sachets, and potpourri. It is very popular in Germany as an ingredient in may wine and other spring foods.

Galium is best in a shaded site with moisture retentive soil that does not dry out.  Give it a site where it is at home weaving through the garden.

Special features: Cut foliage,  Deer resistant, Dried flowers, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Fragrance, Moisture tolerant, Pest resistance, Rabbit resistant, Tolerates foot traffic

Ground Cover Spacing Chart
Spacing: 32 plants covers:
6" 6 sq feet
8" 7.5 sq ft
10" 11 sq ft
12" 16 sq ft


Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Galium odoratum
  • Common name:
    Sweet woodruff
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Part shade, Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Tray of 32 plugs
  • Soil type:
    Any average to moist soil (can grow in drier conditions, but does not spread as quickly)
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    6-12" X 12-24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Alpine and rock, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Slopes, Underplanting, Woodland
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium to wet  
Spacing:  0.75 to 1.50 feet
Fertilizing: In average soils, none needed. In poor soils a light
application of time release fertilizer in spring is enough.
Winterizing: No specific care needed
Maintenance & pruning: Spreads by both creeping roots and self-seeding to form an attractive ground cover in moist, shady areas. Can be somewhat aggressive in optimum growing conditions. Where restraint becomes necessary, plants can be mowed with a rotary mower on a high setting, or can be easily pulled from areas where you don't want them. Plants may go dormant by mid-summer if improperly grown in dry, sunny locations. Can dig and move clumps in early spring when new growth appears.