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.