Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants: Galium odratum.............Sweet Woodruff

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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Jan 23, 2016 11:12 AM CST
I like Sweet Woodruff as a companion plant for my Hostas. It can be a little bit weedy but is easily pulled. I like the foliage and also the refreshing little white blossoms.....

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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Jan 23, 2016 11:34 PM CST
You're right, it makes a great companion plant and is charming in its own right. Nice one! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Jan 24, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Sweet woodruff is a wonderful ground cover. The blossoms in the spring are charming, but the foliage carries the day all season long.
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Jan 24, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Oh is a scourge in my garden....I keep pulling it out & it keeps coming back. ?? I am zone 6a.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Jan 24, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Sweet Woodruff is well behaved in my garden. I love the appearance and also the sweet hay fragrance too.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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