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Rue Ruta graveolens

How to sow rue: Direct seed or cuttings

Sun requirement for rue: Plant in Full Sun

Rue has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Rue, or Common Rue, is a woody-based, shrubby perennial with aromatic, musty, blue-green leaves. Rue is cultivated as an ornamental plant (because of it's leaves) and an herb. It grows in a mounded shape and tolerates heat and drought well once it is established. Rue was used for culinary and medicinal purposes in Ancient Rome and during the Middle Ages, but has fallen out of use because it has a bitter taste and large doses can be toxic. Handling the plants or using extracts can cause skin blistering, so gloves are recommended. Avoid planting near cabbage, basil, or sage.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

Height

90cm

Spread

90cm

Companions

raspberry rose

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Scientific names

Ruta graveolens

Alternate names

common rue
herb-of-grace

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