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Ruta graveolens

Rue, also known as common rue or herb-of-grace, is native to the Balkan Peninsula. Beyond its garden appeal, it serves as an excellent cut flower filler, gracing your vases for up to three weeks while infusing the air with its aromatic essence. It also is purported to have medicinal properties. Perennial in USDA Zones 4-9, Rue adapts gracefully to various climates and soil conditions. Rue is highly drought-tolerant once established, and is a larval host plant for certain swallowtail butterfly species. Attracts pollinators during its blooming period.

Each packet contains 0.25g which is about 80-90 seeds. 

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For optimal results, start by sowing Rue seeds 1/4 to 3/8 inches deep in cells or flats approximately 7 weeks before the last frost. Keep the soil moist and warm, ideally within the range of 60-70°F. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin or transplant them to larger cells. Grow Rue indoors until they reach several inches in height, and then transplant them outdoors. Space seedlings 12" apart in the North and 24" apart in the South, with rows set 18" apart.

To directly sow them outdoors, wait until all threat of frost is past, and directly sow 6-12 seeds per foot, 1/4 to 3/8" deep. Space rows 18" apart. Thin to 12-24" apart once they've reached 3" tall. The Victory Seed Company does not advocate medical self-diagnosis or self-medication. Reference to the medicinal properties of plants are described here for educational and historical purposes only and are not to be construed as a prescription, prognosis or diagnosis for any disease or illness. As with any remedies or medicines, you should consult your personal health care provider before using.