Rue (Ruta graveolens)

(aka Herb of Grace)
This fantastic little shrub gets close to 2 feet tall. It has lovely blue green foliage with delicate yellow flowers in June throughout August. It has a scented fragrance but you must be careful with this plant, the sap can cause skin irritations similar to poison ivy. Rue can also be a useful animal deterrent in gardens, dogs and cats also do not prefer the scent. Enjoy this unique shrub in your border and butterfly gardens.

Attracts: Black SwallowtailGiant Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): Greenish-yellow

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained, moderate water

Average Height: 24 in. - 36 in.

Average Spread: 24 in. - 36 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9

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Photo Credits:
Fred Miller

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