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Ruta graveolens (Common rue)

Ruta graveolens Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Ruta graveolens ROO-tah grav-ee-OH-lenz Common Name: Common rue 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.
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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