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common name: Caucasian Crosswort, Pink Woodruff
synonyms: Crucianella stylosa
perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Lax, mat-forming perennial with whorls of small bright green leaves and frothy pink flower heads all summer. Foliage is pungently aromatic.
Any reasonably well drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant. Fairly undemanding and easy.
Cutting back after the first flower flush may encourage repeat flowering.
By division or cuttings. Also form seed, when available.
Effective ground cover.
Attractive to insects.