Herb-of-grace, Ruta Graveolens, Satap - Plant
Description for Herb-of-grace, Ruta Graveolens, Satap
Ruta graveolens, commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of Ruta grown as an ornamental plant and herb. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula. It is now grown throughout the world in gardens, especially for its bluish leaves, and sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|rue, common rue or herb-of-grace||yellow||Late summer.||18-24 in. (45-60 cm)||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Easily grown in moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants tolerate some light shade. Plants also tolerate poor soils as long as they are sharply drained. Drought tolerant once established. Plants perform well in hot and dry sites.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||-29Â° to -23Â°C / -20Â° to -10Â°F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Herb
- Avoid wet soils. Winter mulch is important in the northern parts of this plantâ€™s growing range. Prune back plants to old wood in early spring. Propagate by seed or cuttings.
Typical uses of Herb
Culinary use: Seeds can be used for porridge.The bitter leaf can be added to eggs, cheese, fish, or mixed with damson plums and wine to produce a meat sauce.
Ornamental use: It is also used to dye wool.
Medicinal use: According to Ayurveda, the plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, epilepsy, convulsions, insanity, hysteria, fever, febrile fits, indigestion, colic and poison stings.
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Wonderful plant. Received it in good condition.
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