Common rue

Ruta graveolens

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Common rue (Ruta graveolens)
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Genus:  Ruta
Rue is an evergreen shrub with an upright, rounded form and cool, ferny blue-green foliage. Clusters of cup-shaped, four-petaled yellow flowers appear in summer.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, very well-drained soil. Thrives in hot, dry sites.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Phytophthora root rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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