Ruta graveolens (Rue)

Was: £4.90
Now: £3.90
Full Sun
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Plant Details

Stiff upright bushes blue-green glaucous foliage (which may at times be variegated with gold) with a resinous coconut scent. Yellow flowers in June and July. An attractive plant for a sunny, well-drained position.

Grown since the 16th century and traditionally used as an antidote to poisons and to cure epilepsy and vertigo.

An essential flavouring ingredient in the Italian firewater, Grappa.

Culpeper said it was widely used to strew floors of workhouses and prisons "for great is its power over evil odours".

The foliage can cause skin irritation.

Height x Spread: 90cm x 45cm

Common name(s): Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass.

Photograph1: Plenuska [CC BY-SA]

Photograph 2: Raffi Kojian [CC BY-SA]

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.