30 GOAT'S RUE Tephrosia Virginiana Flower Grass Legume Ground Cover Seeds
Description:NAME: Goat's RueOTHER COMMON NAMES: Devil's Shoestrings / Catgut / Hoary-Pea / Rabbit-PeaSCIENTIFIC NAME: Tephrosia Virginiana syn. Tephrosia Latidens / Cracca Virginiana / Cracca LatidensCOLOR: Bicolor Yellow & Fuchsia FlowersPLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratifyBLOOM TIME: May - AugHARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 9PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 36"PLANT SPACING: 15 - 18"LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: SunSOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: DryQUANTITY: 30 SeedsOTHER: Goat's Rue is a prairie plant that is native to The US & Canada. They are found naturally in areas that are dry, sandy, & rocky, so can tolerate these conditions well. They are also able to grow in part sun. Goat’s Rue is a legume, so can help fix the nitrogen levels of the soil to improve its fertility.The beautiful flowers of Goat’s Rue look similar to those of sweet peas. They bloom in clusters & are very showy with yellow upper petals & bright pink bottom petals. The leaves have a ferny feathery shape. The foliage is hairy, giving the plants a shimmery silvery appearance.The flowers provide nectar & pollen bees & butterflies. Goat’s Rue is also a host plant for the Skipper Butterfly. The seeds & plants are poisonous to humans & livestock if they are eaten, so be sure to plant them somewhere they will not cause any harm. The 2" long seed pods develop by fall, & the seeds of the Goat’s Rue are eaten by game birds like turkey.
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