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Asperula odorata

Sweet woodruff

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Asperula odorata (Sweet woodruff). This is an upright perennial with dark green lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are produced in umbel cymes of small white blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Woodruff

Origin

Europe Asia

Interest and use

Ground cover, hedgerows

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You can grow in moderately fertile sharply drained fertile soil, in full or partial soil.

Propagation

Divide and plant from Autumn to Spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and aphids.

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