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Rue

Ruta graveolens

A woody perennial with unusual grey-green leaves that are finely lobed and fluted. Rue may grow to 3 feet and is beautiful used as an ornamental. Leaves are very aromatic and taste bitter; said to repel fleas and mosquito's and flowers are small and yellowish-green. Take care when tending to the plant; the essential oil in the leaves when exposed to sun can cause skin reactions.

50 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial, zone 4-9

Germination:  7-21 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-24" apart. 

Light Needs:  Full sun to light shade

Soil Needs:Fertile and well drained to a rocky soil.

Uses:Medicinal, culinary, ornamental 

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    MS
    01/20/2018
    Mary S.
    United States

    Rue

    Well it was recommended to me by a lady. I wouldn't be a good person to ask. I read all of the time and I read that you can break out from it and so I never planted it. I am highly allergic to poison ivy so with the other wonderful seeds I got from you Why take the chance. Thank you Mary Jo

    MS
    01/20/2018
    Mary S.
    United States

    Rue

    Well it was recommended to me by a lady. I wouldn't be a good person to ask. I read all of the time and I read that you can break out from it and so I never planted it. I am highly allergic to poison ivy so with the other wonderful seeds I got from you Why take the chance. Thank you Mary Jo