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PlantFiles: Goat's Rue
Galega officinalis 'Lady Wilson'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Galega (guh-LEE-guh) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Wilson

Synonym:Galega x hartlandii

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sladeofsky On Nov 9, 2013, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Goat's rue is a lovely though rather informal plant that has the unfortunate habit of invading the mountain West. Lady Wilson is sterile and can not reseed and so is the a better choice than the species, especially if you live where it is invasive.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Oregon



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