Sweet Woodruff –
Aromatic clusters of tiny star-shaped flowers above whorled tiers of dark green leaves. Mat forming habit grown as groundcover in shady locations. Leaves have the fragrance of freshly mown hay when foliage is crushed or cut. Aromatic intensity of the foliage increases when dried. Bloom time is early summer.
Dried leaves are popular in sachets and potpourris. Plants have been used commercially in perfumes. Formerly known as Asperula. Plants are toxic and will cause liver damage if ingested.
Sweet woodruff is a mat-forming perennial that is most often grown as a ground cover in shady areas. Plants feature fragrant, lance-shaped, dark green leaves along square stems. Small, fragrant, 4-petaled, white flowers appear in loose cymes in spring. Plants emit a strong odor of freshly mown hay when foliage is crushed or cut. Aromatic intensity.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Perennial – Ground Cover