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Ruta graveolens Seeds...Seed from Rue

Type: Perennial Herb
Common Names: Rue
Height: 24" to 36"
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: I have been told that some folks get a rash/burn from skin contact with Rue. So I'm really surprised to see that this is a food source plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly larvae. I like to use the foliage of the plant as dried pressed leaves or in fresh arrangements, but the fragrance tends to be unpleasant.

RUTA graveolens
** Rue **

#3800 Ruta graveolens (Rue):
(Input number of packets into checkbox -- $1.00 per packet)
[30 seeds per packet]
Germination: Easy germination. Start indoors 4-6 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on good seed starting mix. Cover seeds lightly with mix. Moisten mix. Place container in a location at 68-70°F. Keep mix moist by continued watering or place container inside sandwich baggie to retain moisture until germination begins. Seeds should begin germinating in 10-14 days.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Ruta graveolens at Dave's Garden
2) Ruta graveolens at USDA
3) Ruta graveolens atWikipedia
4) Common Rue at Wikipedia

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