Herb, Rue

Ruta graveolens
$2.99 to $4.25
SKU: 1251
  • Perennial in zones 4-9
  • Plants grow to 2 feet tall
  • Pungent aroma and yellow flowers
  • Grows well in containers

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Herb, Rue Description

Rue is native to the Balkan Peninsula. The bitter taste of the herb rue has led to it being associated with the verb rue "to regret". It is mentioned in folklore and meieval handbooks on wellness but is now used primarily as an ornamental plant.

Learn to Grow it

You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.

Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.

This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.