There are no edible uses listed for Rubia peregrina.
A red dye is obtained from the roots
Abortifacient, aphrodisiac, diuretic, emmenagogue
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed can be very slow to germinate
. 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
. 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.
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Prefers a loose moist leafy soil in some shade
. Tolerates dry soils but quickly becomes scorched when growing in full sun
. Plants grown in fertile well-limed soils produce more pigment in the root
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Rubia peregrina. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Rubia peregrina.
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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