Galega officinalis, Goat's Rue
Pretty racemes of white or mauve pea like flowers in summer. The alternate leaves are pinnate with 4 to 8 pairs of lanced shaped leaflets. Traditional medicinal herb used to treat digestive problems. The leaves are used to increase the lactation in goats
• Hardiness: H7 (-20 and below)
• Type: Hardy Perennial
• Height: up to 1.5m
• Spread: up to 1m
Available as herb seeds.
• Soil type: Sand, Clay, Chalk Loam
• pH: Universal pH
• Habit: Bushy
• Flowering colour:
• Flowering time:
• Uses: Medicinal
• Attracts pollinators: No
• Container suitability: No
• UK native: Yes
• Caution: N/A
• Indoor Sowing: In spring, into prepared plug trays or pots. Sow thinly, cover with perlite.
• Outdoor Sowing: In spring, into a deep moisture-retaining soil. Thin to 75cm apart.
• Propagation: N/A
• Maintenance: N/A
• Harvest: N/A
Jekka's "How to Grow Herbs" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.
Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants.