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Rubia peregrina - L.

Common Name Wild Madder
Family Rubiaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hedges, thickets, scrub and stony ground in the south and south-west of Britain[17].
Range Western and southern Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubia peregrina Wild Madder


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubia peregrina is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Abortifacient  Aphrodisiac  Diuretic  Emmenagogue

Abortifacient, aphrodisiac, diuretic, emmenagogue[46, 61].

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Other Uses

Dye

A red dye is obtained from the roots[4].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a loose moist leafy soil in some shade[200]. Tolerates dry soils but quickly becomes scorched when growing in full sun[200]. Plants grown in fertile well-limed soils produce more pigment in the root[169].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed can be very slow to germinate[200]. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for the first year. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring or at any time in the growing season if the divisions are kept well watered until established[200]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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