A herb which increases milk production in lactating mammals, goats rue is a hardy perennial with a combination of white, pink and/or mauve flowers in summer.
- Easy to grow
- Hardy perennial
- Spreads easily
- Loved by bees
A pretty plant native to Europe and Western Asia, it can be found growing wild in moisture retentive soils. It spreads very well and is better contained in a pot.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pink/Purple
- Flowering period: June- August
The pink, white and mauve flowers of goats rue can be seen on the sides of many motorway embankment s and slip roads in the South East of the UK. It loves the rich heavy clay loams in this area and uses its strong rhizomes to colonise large areas – for this reason it is worth growing this vigorous herb in a large pot if you don’t have the space for it to spread. It is a hardy herb that dies down underground during the winter months and pops up again in spring.
Goat’s rue is a galactagogue – which means it is a herb that increases the flow of milk in lactating mammals. It can be used fresh but the flowering stems can be cut and dried to use throughout the year by infusing in hot water to make a tea.
The juice from the goats rue has the ability to clot milk and it has in the past been used in cheese making. The flowers produce pollen for bees and sometimes nectar depending on soil conditions.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
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Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.