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Ruta graveolens
Ruta graveolens
(Rue)

100 seeds             

$2.25               
Ruta graveolens - Rue

Rue 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 terrific 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. Hardy perennial in zones 5-10.

height 24"

Sowing Ruta graveolens Seeds:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds.
Full sun to part shade. Spacing 15".

Perennial Seeds


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