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Galega officinalis 'Alba' (Goat's rue 'Alba')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Galega officinalis 'Alba'

Other names

Goat's rue 'Alba'

Genus

Galega Galega

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into oblong to elliptic, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers from early summer to early autumn.


Galega officinalis 'Alba' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Pea and bean weevil Pea and bean weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut back flowered stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Galega officinalis 'Alba' (Goat's rue 'Alba') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in any soil, in full sun or partial shade. Best with consistently moist soil. Needs staking to prevent drooping. May be invasive in rich soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Galega officinalis 'Alba'

Other names

Goat's rue 'Alba'

Genus

Galega Galega

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into oblong to elliptic, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers from early summer to early autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Erect


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Pea and bean weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut back flowered stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Galega officinalis 'Alba' (Goat's rue 'Alba') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in any soil, in full sun or partial shade. Best with consistently moist soil. Needs staking to prevent drooping. May be invasive in rich soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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