The greenish yellow flowers are pretty but the foliage is its principal ornamental asset. 52 members have or want this plant for trade. An easy, adaptable plant hardy in Z3-8 in eastern N. America. Aside from that--just love the color and featheriness of the leaves. Last year I got it on my legs & learned I had developed "sensitivity". It is often propagated by stem cuttings, which root easily. I like the look of it; the foliage is attractive all season long. I wrote to the nursery where I bought it and this is their response . The ultraviolet portion of natural sunlight triggers the skin reaction by potentitizing the rue compounds. Subcribe to our newsletter for special offers, tips on growing and caring for your herbs, fabulous herb recipes, upcoming shows and much more! Rue normally grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet (1 m.) tall. The flavor is very bitter. Likes fertile, well drained soil in sun or partial shaded positions. Slugs, deer, rabbits ignore this plant. June Available Now Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Told me what I needed to know about my rue, which I have had for 10 years, and weeded, and traded at the plant exchange. Nowadays, it is grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, especially because of its bluish leaves, and also sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. MyLowes Sign In. As always, when introducing a new herb or spice to the diet it is good idea to test a small amount first. I use the leaves to dry and press and create "The Protection of Diana" cards for give-a-aways for my business. Sitemap |, Hooksgreen Herbs: Growers & Retailers of Culinary, Medicinal and Aromatic Herb Plants and Seeds, The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside. Rue clears intestinal worms and is a safe pesticide for humans and animals. Is there any known cause and/or fix for this? The plant is also attractive to the caterpillars of certain butterflies, but I can't warn strongly enough about using care when siting the plant and handling it. Shop Savings Services Ideas. It self sows only moderately and has survived winters in sunny and half-shaded areas.The main stalk often drops its branches but remains viable, resprouting new side branches right up to the tip in spring. Read more. On Sep 3, 2004, mudfoot from Richmond, KY wrote: I have found some crushed rue covered by a bandage on skin cysts or large blemishes tends to heal them very quickly. WARNING  - caution must be exercised when handling it as it may cause blisters especially if handled in sunlight, wear gloves when handling. This is called grappa alla ruta. It has never been a "keep away witchcraft" herb! I knew that it might cause dermatitis in some people but I have not suffered any problems from it. Always wear gloves when handling it, as the foliage may cause a bad skin reaction. Contact Us | Cultivar: 'Jackman's Blue' A skin cyst can disappear practically overnight. Growing up to 60cm, this perennial will produce a mass of bright yellow flowers in midsummer. We love the butterfly and find this stage of its caterpillar in our rue hedge one of the wonders of the summer. I see posts below mentioning butterfly larvae eating this plant. lanted it again this year. I intend to move some Rue next to big bold leafed hostas. On Jun 25, 2003, RobinL from Ashfield, MA wrote: This plant looks really great in my garden. I really like the shape of the leaves and that it is evergreen like. of course, the butterfly factor. Make your decision about growing it accordingly. Honestly, I am not 100% sure that this plant has caused my condition since I have thinned this plant before with no problems but I know that I will be wearing gloves next year... read more.

:). Rue's long history of use in food in europe and north africa would seem unlikely if it were poisonous to ingest.

Harvesting seeds tend to be difficult and I prefer to germinate from cutting.

On Sep 8, 2004, MarleneRose from Markham,Canada wrote: I was concerned about this plant after reading the comments here. I have it near orange mint, thyme, oregano and Lemonbalm. Flowering period:

I had been seeing this plant growing along the road ... read more, I have literal swarms of honey bees yearly. Rue should never be ingested by pregnant women. Click the button below to add the Ruta graveolens (Rue) Herb Plant to your wish list. Does this plant spread from underground runners? This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: On Jan 31, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote: A small sub-shrub with beautiful glaucous blue pinnate foliage. Yeah, I know I'm a dummy for planting it again, but I thought I'd structurally restrict my own access & if I still managed to get into it, I'd wash up very well & be sure to stay out of the sun. If I had human children, I would not risk planting it where they could come in contact with it! It has also been used to repel vermin. Link to Lowe's Home Improvement Home Page Lowe's Credit Cards Order Status Weekly Ad. Thyme, How to Grow and How to Plant a Thyme Path, Blackcurrant Sage Leaves - a couple of culinary ideas, Rosemary Skewers ( Vegetable Kebab or Marinated Lamb), Platycodon grandiflorus(Balloon Flower) Herb Plant, Monarda fistulosa ( Wild Bergamot) Herb Plant, Santolina Virens (Green Santolina) Herb Plant, Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) Herb Plant, Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood) Herb Plant, Ruta graveolens 'Variegata'(Variegated Rue) Herb Plant, Rumex scutatus (Sorrel Buckler-Leaf) Herb Plant.