• Galega officinalis
  • Galega officinalis
  • Galega officinalis
  • Galega officinalis

Galega officinalis

Goat's Rue, Galega, French Lilac, Italian Fitch, Professor-Weed
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Attractive pinnate leaves
  • Racemes of pale-lilac coloured flowers
  • Large shrubby perennial
  • Full sun or partial shade
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Description

Galega officinalis, Goat's Rue, is a large-growing bushy perennial legume with attractive pinnate foliage and racemes of pale-lavender pea-like flowers throughout summer and autumn. It is a very easy plant to grow and requires very little other than an occasional water. Staking some of the stems will prevent them from flopping or snapping in strong winds. It self-seeds readily and de-heading after it has flowered will prevent it from spreading or naturalising.

The humble Goat's Rue is an often underrated and overlooked plant and although sometimes encountered in cottage gardens it is usually ignored by exotic gardeners or garden designers. This is an unfortunate oversight. With its attractive foliage and pollinator-friendly flowers, Galega officinalis is a rewarding plant and combined with other more-obviously exotic plants takes on an elegant and surprisingly tropical look. Don't follow the herd: think different.

Additional Information

Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Sub-Family Papilionoideae
Synonyms Galega bicolor, Galega patula, Galega persica, Galega vulgaris
Geographical Origin Middle East
Cultivation Full sun or semi-shade. Thrives on neglect. Prefers a moist soil. Cut back after flowering to prevent unwanted spread through self-seeding
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1.3m
Hardiness Herbaceous perennial

Galega officinalis

Goat's Rue, Galega, French Lilac, Italian Fitch, Professor-Weed
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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