Rue (Ruta graveolens) Perennial
This lacy herb with blue-green leaves and chartreuse flowers is popular as a compact ornamental and medicinal herb that will thrive even in arid growing conditions. Highly aromatic, Rue is excellent for pest control in the vegetable garden. Valued as a medicinal herb, Rue can be toxic when taken internally and should not be consumed by pregnant women. Wear gloves and avoid skin contact when handling on hot days.
- 150 seeds minimum
- Germination: 14-28 days
- Maturity: 100-120 days
- Direct sow 1/8” deep in sun after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.
- Space plants 12-18” apart