I smelled the sweet scent of lady's bedstraw (Galium verum
) before I spotted it. Native to sandy banks and dry berms throughout northern France, this delightful wildflower is a gentle groundcover, blooming with spikes of small, starry, chartreuse yellow blossoms from May-July. The flowers give off an intense honey scent, and as fragile as they look, make an exquisite and long-lasting cutflower. Very attractive to beneficial insects.
Plant the seeds of this 2-foot perennial in light, well-drained soil in full sun from spring through early fall. Wonderful in the border as it weaves through other plants. Also a success in the meadow garden.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 0.5 g (about 1000 seeds)