100 seeds $2.25
Ruta graveolens is an heirloom herb that has been grown in gardens since ancient times. This slightly toxic herb was once used as an insect repellant. The lacy, blue-green foliage and greenish-yellow flowers make it a lovely companion plant for almost anything. It can even be pruned for a formal look. Ruta graveolens is a host plant for the following butterflies: Black Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail, Broad-banded Swallowtail, and King Swallowtail. Wear gloves when handling rue. It can cause rashes on sensitive skin. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Hardy perennial in zones 5-10.
Sowing Ruta graveolens Seeds
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in late spring. Barely cover with soil. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 15".
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