Herb, Rue

Ruta graveolens
$2.99 to $4.75
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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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

Start Indoors: 10-12 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14-21 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - 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.