Goat's Rue

Galega officinalis

Goat's Rue - Galega officinalis

Common Name: Goat's Rue
Genus: Galega
Species: officinalis

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Galega officinalis is a herbaceous perennial and a member of the pea and bean family. It has mid-green leaves that are split into leaflets. Galega officinalis needs staking, especially on rich soil where it will grow vigorously. Galega officinalis has fragrant flowers that vary in colour, they can be white, mauve, lilac or purple. The flowers are produced over a long period during summer and into autumn.