Galega orientalis

Goat's Rue

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue, Violet





Skill level


photo by Dave Zubraski, copyright GAP Photos (112356)

Plant details

This upright perennial bears spikes of violet pea flowers, tinged with blue, throughout the summer. These are offset by delicate, bright green foliage with oval leaflets. The plant is vigorous and potentially invasive with a dense habit, and benefits from staking.

Family: Fabaceae

Genus: Galega

Species: orientalis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue, Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Flowering period: July to September

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