Ruta graveolens, commonly called rue, is native to southern Europe. It is a glabrous, glaucous, woody-based, shrubby perennial with aromatic, fern-like, compound leaves. Pinnately divided, blue-green leaves have oblong/spatulate segments. The foliage has a pungent aroma when bruised and leaves have a bitter taste.
Small, 4- to 5-petaled, dull yellow flowers in clusters (flattened corymbs) bloom above the foliage in early summer. The fruit is a brown seed capsule. The ornamental value lies in the delicate blue-green foliage.
12 inch (30 cm)
4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
rue, common rue or herb-of-grace
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 45-60 cm
easy to grow
Planting and care
Avoid wet soils. Winter mulch is important in the northern parts of this plant’s growing range. Prune back plants to old wood in early spring. Propagate by seed or cuttings.
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.
23 to 30 Degree Celsius
Apply any organic fertilizer
It is also used to dye wool
According to Ayurveda, the plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, epilepsy, convulsions, insanity, hysteria, fever, febrile fits, indigestion, colic and poison stings
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
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant Ruta graveolens seeds?
To grow Ruta graveolens plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 3-4 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
When to grow Ruta graveolens seeds?
September-October month is best to plant Ruta graveolens seeds.
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Couldn t find it anywhere else.
Monday, 02 July 2018
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.