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Asperula orientalis

Asperula orientalis
blue woodruff
Common name blue woodruff
Family rubiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers light blue (late spring)
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds in our garden
Seed ripensearly July

One of a handful of annuals that reliably (and somewhat messily) reseeds in our gardens, blue woodruff is a charming little plant. Seedlings become apparent sometime in April, and grow to flowering size by mid-to-late May. They never claim much space, and after they flower they disappear, not to be seen again until the following year.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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