Rue (Ruta graveolens) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

10 in stock


Rue is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soils, best in full sun. This plant is characterized by its clustered, dull yellow flowers and blue-green leaves. Rue is often grown as an ornamental piece in any garden or flower bed, and is eye-catching in any floral bouquet. It is also used as an insect repellent, and can be dried and placed in a sachet, left in any area where insects are not wanted. This plant may cause irritation when handled or ingested, so be sure to wear protective gloves and appropriate covering when harvesting.

Type: Perennial
Growing Zones: 4 – 9
Sow: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed. Barely cover seed.
Sow Depth: 1/4 in.
Days to Germinate: 7 – 14
Days to Harvest: 25 – 30
Sunlight: Full to partial sun
Bloom Time: June – July
Drought Tolerance:  Moderate
Special Properties: Attracts pollinators, attractive flowers, deer-resistant

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 2.25 × .1 in


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