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Ruta graveolens/Rue, Common Rue

Ruta graveolens / Ruta graveolens
Silver-gray foliage
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Silver-gray foliage

Foliage

Foliage

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Scientific Name: Ruta graveolens
Common Name: Rue, Common Rue
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a small evergreen subshrub which produces fleshy, silvery-gray foliage. It is native of southern Europe and Africa. This is an herb which thrives in poor, sandy soil in hot, dry locations. Produces yellow flowers in summer. Quite drought tolerant. Old plant need to be cut back periodically to encourage new, succulent growth. Rue is cultivated for medicinal purposes as well as a condiment.