Growing Galium (Sweet Woodruff)

Latin Name Pronunciation: gay'lee-um  

Plant in partial shade or shade. Galium is happiest in average garden soil, but plants also get by in damp soil and will spread aggressively if conditions suit it. If slugs and snails chew holes in leaves, set out shallow bowls of beer to keep the population in check, or put down diatomaceous earth (available at many garden centers). In the South, plants may "mug off" in summer but generally reappear and bloom in spring.

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