In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Galega plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Plants belonging to the Galega genus are hardy perennials that reach heights of between 90 cm and 1.2 m.
They bloom in the summer when they carry pink, lilac or white flowers in sprays.
Goat's Rue is a common species of Galega.
Galega orientalis by peganum.
When growing Goat's Rue and other Galega plant members in the garden from seed, then it is best to sow them directly outdoors.
Sow seed in autumn or just before the last frost of spring at a depth of 6 or 7 mm (1/4 inch).
Depending upon planting time, it should take from two weeks to two months for Galega seeds to germinate.
Ideally space the plants from 20 cm to 90 cm (8 to 36 inches) apart in a lightly shaded or sunny part of the garden. This should have an average soil.
It is easy to look after Galega plant species. Following flowering, cut back the stems to maintain a tidy appearance.
Every three years the plants should be divided to help maintain vigour. If you require more plants then propagate Galega plants by division in the spring.
The Galega genus is small, with just two to three species.
Galega, also known as Goat's Rue, can make a beautiful addition to a garden with their clusters of small, pea-like flowers, but can be invasive.
Galega officinalis is the species most commonly grown, loved for its purple, white or pink flowers.
Galega flowers are not generally known for their fragrance.
Galega prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. It can tolerate poor soil conditions.
Presently, Galega officinalis is considered invasive in some northeastern states of the USA.
To control Galega, remove the plants before they seed. Regular mowing or cutting can also prevent its spread.
The Galega genus, part of the Fabaceae family, is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. Commonly known as Goat's Rue, these perennials produce spikes of small, pea-like flowers in the summer.
Plant Galega in early spring or autumn in a location with full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. They can handle a wide range of soil types. Although fairly drought-tolerant, watering during extended dry periods will support optimal growth.