Heath Bedstraw | Galium saxatile

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Bring the magic of nature to your garden with Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile). Delicate and enchanting, its slender stems bear clusters of tiny white flowers, creating a starry carpet in your outdoor haven. Thriving in various habitats, this wildflower is a low-maintenance gem, attracting butterflies and bees. Elevate your garden with the grace of Heath Bedstraw –  and let the starry magic bloom in your own backyard!


Botanical Information: Heath Bedstraw

Enter the magical world of Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile), a wildflower that’s like a soft carpet of tiny stars in the meadow. With its slender stems and clusters of tiny, white flowers, it is a delicate beauty that stands about 10 to 30 centimetres (4 to 12 inches) tall. Picture a constellation of tiny blooms – that’s the enchantment this bedstraw brings to the plant family.


Heath Bedstraw is a bit of a nature specialist, choosing specific habitats to call home. You’ll find it in heathlands, grasslands, and even along the edges of woodlands. It’s like a tiny explorer, enjoying places with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. This wildflower is like a dainty friend that adds a touch of grace to various outdoor settings.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about how Heath Bedstraw is a superhero for wildlife. It’s a butterfly favourite! The nectar-rich flowers provide a sweet treat for butterflies, turning your garden into a fluttering haven. As butterflies visit, they unintentionally become flower matchmakers, helping in its reproduction process.

Bees join the party too! They buzz around, collecting nectar from the flowers and carrying pollen from one blossom to another. It’s like this little plant hosts a buzzing banquet, ensuring the circle of life continues in the meadow.

Conservation Status in the UK

The good news is that Heath Bedstraw is doing well in the United Kingdom! It’s not considered a species of immediate concern. While it might not be in the conservation spotlight, recognizing its role in supporting wildlife is crucial. Conservation efforts often focus on maintaining the health of heathlands and grasslands, recognizing that native plants like Heath Bedstraw contribute to the biodiversity of these environments.

By appreciating and protecting these areas, we indirectly contribute to the well-being of Heath Bedstraw and the many other living things that call these places home.

Ease of Growing

Now, if you’re dreaming of having your very own starry meadow, here’s the exciting part – Heath Bedstraw is super easy to grow! You can start it from seeds in well-drained soil, and it’s not too fussy about sunlight – it can handle both sunny and partially shaded spots. It’s like having a low-maintenance friend that adds a touch of wild grace to your garden.

Once Heath Bedstraw gets going, it’s like having a delicate companion that doesn’t need a lot of fussing over. Regular watering and a bit of sunlight, and you’ll have your very own patch of starry magic in your garden.

This little bedstraw is a tiny wonder that adds a touch of enchantment to outdoor spaces. With its delicate flowers, adaptability, and positive impact on wildlife, Heath Bedstraw is like a superhero in the plant world. Whether admired in the wild or cultivated in a garden, this wildflower invites us to appreciate the beauty and grace found in nature. Embrace the magic of Heath Bedstraw, and let your garden shine with the charm of this captivating wildflower.

More Information

First Nature


Species From the Same Habitat

Bell Heather | Erica cinerea

Common Dog-Violet | Viola riviniana

Crowberry | Empetrum nigrum


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Flowering Months

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Light levels



Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining, Wet


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