Common Rue Ruta graveolens

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Botanical Name:

Ruta graveolens

Family:

Rutaceae

Genus:

Ruta

Species:

graveolens

Common Name:

Common Rue

Height:
18-24 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Ruta graveolens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* The Common Rue ( Ruta graveolens ), also known as Herb-of-grace , is a species of rue grown as a herb . It is native to southern Europe . It is sometimes 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. It also is grown as both a medicinal herb and as a condiment. more...
* A hardy perennial with gray or blue-gray rather frilly leaves, extremely fragrant (although many dislike the pungent scent), woody base, causes dermatitis in some people, for dry sunny places, also used medicinally and as a condiment, inconspicuous yellow flowers, native to southern Europe, in dry rocky places.
* Rue has a long history of use as a domestic remedy, being especially valued for its strengthening action on the eyes. The plant contains flavonoids (notably rutin) that reduce capillary fragility, which might explain the plants reputation as an eye strengthener. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov