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Woodruff Asperula gussonei

Phonetic Spelling
as-PER-ee-luh gus-OWN-nee-eye
Description

Woodruff is a species of perennial groundcover native to Sicily.  This low maintenance plant has tiny pink-white flowers.  Plant it in the full run in rocky well-drained soil.  It tolerates browsing by deer.  

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Rock and Crevice Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deer resistant#rock gardens#patio
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deer resistant#rock gardens#patio
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asperula
    Species:
    gussonei
    Family:
    Rubiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Sicily
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Tiny gray green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden