Herb, Rue

Catalog #1251

4050
(Ruta graveolens) Native to southern Europe and northern Africa. Striking grey-green foliage with small yellow flowers. Unique pungent aroma. Excellent when grown in containers. Dried seed heads add interest to flower arrangements. Perennial in zones 4-9, 2' tall.
START INDOORS
10-12 weeks before last frost
GERMINATION
14-21 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
12-24" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds need to be kept above 70°F for germination. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers well-drained poor soil. Oil from Rue leaves may cause a photosensitive skin reaction in some. Use caution when brushing against leaves on warm sunny days.

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