Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Growing to about six inches, Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) is a pretty little ground cover with bright green, star-shaped leaves that encircle stems that support small, aromatic white flowers. Sweet Woodruff is ideal for a shady, moisture-retentive location, so be sure to keep it watered in dry conditions. I have heard a few people say that it is invasive, but I have grown Sweet Woodruff for about 30 years in various locations, and "invasive" is about the last word I would use to describe it. It couldn't be a nicer addition to the garden; the name alone is enough to sway me. Don't be shy about cutting it back when it becomes leggy; it will recover and look brand new in no time. Partial shade in Zones 4-8. Quarts.