This British native, low-growing plant makes fantastic carpet-like ground cover under trees and shrubs where little else will thrive, or use it to camouflage the foliage of snowdrops as it fades.
Small clusters of star-like, white flowers appear above the attractive, emerald green foliage in spring. The flowers have a delicious scent and will attract lots of local bees.
Hay scented foliage when dry - perfect for pot-pourri or a herb pillow.
Drought tolerant when established.
Common name(s): Sweet Woodruff, Hay plant, Blood cup, Kiss-me-quick, Ladies-in-the-hay, Lady's Needlework, Master of the Woods, Sweet Grass, Witherips
Myth and Legend
Among the various powers attributed to this plant is apparently the ability to attract wealth and prosperity.
If carried in a leather pouch [why must it be leather?!], it will also help to protect against harm and ward off evil spirits.