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Goat's Rue

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$35.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Goat’s Rue, Tephrosia virginiana, is a native wildflower that will add texture and color to your garden. As part of the legume family, Goat’s Rue has large, sweet-pea-looking flowers of cream, deep pink, and yellow that bloom from May to August. Goat’s Rue has a silvery or hairy appearance, feather-like pinnately compound leaves, and a mature size of 1-2 feet high and 1.5 feet wide. Pollinators love this perennial from zone 3 to 9. Goat’s Rue was originally fed to goats to increase their milk content until the plant’s toxic roots and other parts were used for insecticides and pesticides. 

Goat’s Rue is a low-maintenance plant native to dry woodlands and sandy locations in the Eastern US and Canada. It is considered a subshrub or low bush with a mounding habit. Goat’s Rue is an excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, small groups, native gardens, or even rock gardens. It is deer resistant, drought resistant, disease resistant, and a pest deterrent. 

Goat’s Rue Care

You can plant Goat’s Rue from spring to summer. Choose a location in part to full sun with well-draining soil. Goat’s Rue prefers more acidic soil since it is native to dry, open woods and sandy sites. Goat’s Rue has very low water and fertilizer needs and likes drier locations. 

Goat’s Rue has a deep root system, which makes dividing or transplanting the plant difficult. The plant is best left where established. You can cut spent flower stems back to the ground in late winter or early spring. These plants are slower to mature and can take several seasons to bloom. 

Goat’s Rue Spacing

Carefully choose the planting location for your Goat’s Rue since the plant will not enjoy being moved. For mass planting, space plants 2 ft apart. Goat’s Rue is in the family fabaceae or the pea family, which means it will fix nitrogen in your soil and benefit other plants.

Goat's Rue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 Inches
Spacing: 9 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Goat's Rue
Other Name(s): Goat'S Rue
Scientific Name: Tephrosia virginiana
SKU:
1231012899-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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