I ripped out the common goat's rue a few years ago, but I'm still hanging on to the oriental species to see what it will do. So far, we get lush, popping-green foliage every spring, the plants hang in there all season - but I've never noticed flowers. Possibly because the area where they are planted is a bit of a jungle, but more likely it just hasn't found the right conditions yet. I plan on giving it a new location next year (it's parked in the veggie garden for now), and maybe it will respond with some blooms.
||oriental goat's rue
|Seed ripens||late June|
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back yard island
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|Gunnar Vågsnes||Sep 12, 2008||HI!
This plant needs to be inoculated with bacterias specific to Galega Orientalis to thrive. No other microorganism will do. I bought my bacterias from a Finnish company.
The bacteria must have found my garden all by themselves. I haven't had a chance to put up the photos yet, but this plant took off this year, growing tall, full, and flowering.
|alka verma||Nov 01, 2008||I read about the plant. The infomation is new and important because it is legumenous and helpful in nitrogen fixation
|tatyana||Jan 16, 2010||if the plant is native to your area, the bacteria is already present in the soil and no need to inoculate. |
|sergey||Mar 09, 2010||Yes, I am agree about inoculating.
I seeded my plants without the inoculation in my garden. Almost 60% all seedes was cultivationed and plants is blooming every year. Probaly, the soil contained the specific microorganizms. |
|sergey||Mar 09, 2010||The microorganism is Rhizobium galegae.|
|vipdiy||Nov 05, 2013||Awesome site! HiCI am very interesting in this plant. I was looking for information on sowing oriental goat's rue seeds & Rhizobium galegae.Could
you tell me how to buy them? |
I have not recently collected Galega seeds, so I don't have any of guaranteed viability. Unfortunately, I'm not typically aware of where to obtain specific seeds – the listings at the Open Directory Project may be helpful.
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