Galega officianalis 'Alba'

Goat's rue

A slightly wayward wild flower from Southern Europe that has naturalised in the south east of the UK. 

It grows in light woodland, dappled shade and damp pasture adapting to most soil conditions including nutritionally poor and waste ground. Given deep fertile soil it can grow with great vigour, its robust nature and large stature quickly overwhelming small areas although an abundance of nutrition will make it flop horribly. In wild gardens or those neglected areas that you just can't be bothered with it's perfect as it doesn't require much attention to thrive and can be mown to prevent self seeding. 

The pinnate foliage is lush and the pure white, pea like flowers bloom for ages. 

Not to everyone's taste but extremely useful and attractive when sited with care.

Photo: Jelitto

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Fabaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H7    

130cm    

50cm    

Rich green    

White    

Moist, any    

Full sun, light shade

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