Lady's Bedstraw Seeds - Galium verum - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm
Flowering Time: June to September
Site and soil type: Prefers neutral to alkaline infertile soil, in sun or semi-shade
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 1000 seeds / 0.53 g

Other names of Lady's Bedstraw include bed flower, maid's hair, rennet weed, (it has been used to replace animal rennet in cheese-making), hundred fold and pretty mugget.

A perennial grassland wildflower with a sprawling habit and frothy golden-yellow honey-scented flowers,  Lady’s Bedstraw smells like new mown hay when dried and was previously used for stuffing mattresses.

Lady’s Bedstraw provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Provides nectar for bumblebees and solitary bees including Northern Colletes, (Colletes floralis), a species of mining bee.
  • Galium Carpet Moth πŸ›,  Common Carpet Moth πŸ›, Humming-bird Hawk-moth πŸ›,  Green Carpet moth πŸ›,  Bedstraw Hawk-moth πŸ›,  Small Elephant Hawk-moth πŸ›
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.