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
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Sep 12, 2008
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.
|Nov 01, 2008
|I read about the plant. The infomation is new and important because it is legumenous and helpful in nitrogen fixation
|Jan 16, 2010
|if the plant is native to your area, the bacteria is already present in the soil and no need to inoculate.
|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.
|Mar 09, 2010
|The microorganism is Rhizobium galegae.
|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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