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About This Plant...
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus and species: Galium odoratum
Plant type: perennial
Height and width: 8-10 inches high; 10 inches wide
Location and soil: partial shade; rich, moist, well-drained soil
Uses: dried leaves used in potpourris and sachets; flowers and leaves used for teas and as a wine flavoring
Propagation methods: seeds and division
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: not recommended (best from division; difficult to start from seed)
When to transplant to garden:
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors:
Other Sowing Guidelines...
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Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Spacing between rows: 18 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick fresh leaves at any time; for drying, cut stems and hang them upside down in bunches in a warm, shady place, then remove leaves and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: partial shade and humus-rich soil is a must

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