9 - 12"
6 - 12"
4 - 9
Sweet Woodruff, with its whorls of emerald green leaves and white starry flowers is a welcome sight in the late Spring. When dried, the leaves smell pleasantly of fresh-cut hay, honey and vanilla. They are frequently used in sachets, potpourris or to flavor teas and cold fruit drinks.
Sweet Woodruff is a shade gardener's delight, loving moist, well-drained soil. Plant it beneath shrubs and deciduous trees or interplant with tall Springg bulbs, such as daffodils and tulips. In the Springg, cut back growth from the previous year to keep it full. The little star-like flowers have a pleasant scent, but its leaves are prized for their fragrance. When dried and crushed, Sweet Woodruff's pleasing scent becomes apparent and then lasts for years.