100 seeds $3.00
Ruta graveolens is a perennial 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. It also attracts beneficial insects and repels Japanese beetles and cucumber beetles.
height 24" spacing 15"
Sowing Ruta graveolens Seeds
Start rue seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in late spring. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade.