Rue (Ruta graveolens) Seeds

Rue (Ruta graveolens) Seeds

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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
Family:  Rutaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  4-9
Mature Height: 18-36 inches 
Mature Width: 12 inches 

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-21 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Light
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Blue-green
Bloom Time: Summer, June-September
Bloom Description: Yellow clusters

Harvest: Flower
Harvest Time: Summer, June-September

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut flower, Insect repellent 

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