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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sweet woodruff hay plant
kiss-me-quick mugwet rockweed sweet grass woodruff
Galium can be annuals or perennials, with weak, sometimes scrambling stems bearing whorls of narrow leaves and usually terminal panicles of small, white or yellow flowers
G. odoratum is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial forming a wide mat of erect stems to 30cm, bearing whorls of bright green, lance-shaped leaves, hay-scented when dry, with terminal clusters of small white, starry flowers from late spring
Europe, N Africa
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, strong sun will scorch the leaves. Can be invasive
Propagate by seed or division of rhizomes in autumn or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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