Ruta graveolens

Common Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass

The feathery blue-gray leaves and tiny yellow flowers of Rue contrast nicely with the green foliage of other herbs, perennials and shrubs. Use it as an aromatic background plant. Once thought to have medicinal benefits, Rue is not safe to eat. Its decorative dried seed clusters are used in wreaths. Available in the herb or perennial sections of nurseries. Grown from seed but superior, bluer varieties start from cuttings. Plant transplants one foot apart.
Ruta graveolens, Common Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass
'Blue Hill' is a compact variety that grows to 18 inches tall. Dense, compact 'Jackman's Blue' has the bluest leaves. Another variety is variegated green and white. All have fragrant leaves.

Attributes - Ruta graveolens

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

 
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