A Legendary Legume

I’m amazed that everyone with a dry sun garden doesn’t grow the amazing native (Wisconsin south to Florida) legume, Tephrosia virginiana, commonly known as Virginia goat’s rue. Here is our clump this week, thriving in the crevice garden. They certainly don’t require a crevice garden as long as the soils dries quickly after a rain. The plant below is a 7 year-old clump. We’ve always been disappointed at its poor sales numbers every time we’ve offered it though Plant Delights, but we love it so much we’re propagating more for 2025. If you’re interested in growing Tephrosia, sign up on the wishlist on the product page and we will let you know next year when it’s available.

Tephrosia virginiana

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