Rue (Ruta graveolens)

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Rue, also known as Herb of Grace, is a small shrubby perennial that grows 2 to 3 feet high with delicate blue-green foliage and small, bright yellow flowers. It is in the citrus family (Rutaceae) and is native to the Balkans and southeastern Europe where it is used as a bitter flavoring in traditional cuisines of the eastern Mediterranean. 

Rue’s shrubby nature and charming foliage and flowers make it an excellent low-growing hedge, border, or container plant. The yellow flowers that bloom in June and July attract butterflies, but the highly fragrant leaves give off a strong aroma when crushed and can also repel insects. Planted in the garden, Rue is an effective insect-repelling companion. It is the national herb of Lithuania, and in southeastern Europe, it developed a reputation as a magical protective herb and was often planted in doorways to ward off evil spirits. 

Rue is a fast-growing, low-maintenance plant. It is deer-resistant and drought-tolerant after it is established and will grow in a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining. It does best in full sun but will tolerate light shade and is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 10.

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  • J
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Nice plant

    Rue grows well here in El Paso, Texas in spite of the extreme climate. Does best in partial shade with a little water. Perennial. It is a host here for the black swallowtail.

  • AR
    Angel R.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 0-1
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Just like they said

    Beautiful and healthy it got home all the way to York Pennsylvania thanks 😊

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