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Photo: Sweet Woodruff

Photo: Sweet Woodruff
Photo: Sweet Woodruff
Photo: Sweet Woodruff

General Description

This has quickly become one of the most popular groundcovers for shady areas. Plants form a spreading clump of small green leaves, whorled like spokes of a bicycle around the stem. Clusters of tiny white flowers make a pretty display in spring. In a moist site this spreads steadily to form a thick carpet. Although nearly evergreen in mild winter regions, the old foliage should be trimmed off in late winter. Great with spring bulbs of all kinds, Sweet Woodruff will help to disguise that ugly bulb foliage when it begins to die back in late spring. Easily divided at almost any time.

  • Flower Colour - White
  • Blooming Time - Mid Spring , Late Spring
  • Foliage Color - Deep Green
  • Flower Head Size - Very Small
  • Height - 10-20 cm / 4-8 inches
  • Spread - 30-60 cm / 12-23 inches
  • Foot Traffic - None
  • Growth Rate - Fast 

Plant Requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Partial Shade or Full Shade
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Moist

Maintenance

  • Care Level - Easy
  • old foliage should be trimmed off in late winter
  • Easily divided at almost any time.

Practical Use

Sweet Woodruff will help to disguise that ugly bulb foliage when it begins to die back in late spring.

  • Border
  • Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edging
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Ground Cover
  • Massed
  • Woodland

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Properties

Height
10 - 20 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy