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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Hardy
What are the cons? Strong flavor
Living in minnesota, I don't expect any plant, much less herb, to survive the winter left outdoors. Rue did it. After all of the snow melted, there it was, still green. It survived a minnesota winter, only to be picked bare by my kids. Not sure if it will recover from that. The stalk is pretty thick, and I will continue checking on it to see if any new leaves pop out as spring progresses.
The smell and flavor is too strong for me, but my kids love to munch it. It's almost an herbaceous acrid smell. I am obviously not very good at describing it! I read somewhere that ingesting too much of it at once can be harmful, although my kids seem fine. They have stomachs of steel though.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? dry, sunny spot
What are the cons? none
I love rue because it is a host plant for both the black swallowtail butterfly and to the giant swallowtail butterfly. It is a wonderful source of food for them.
30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Beautiful plant with fragrant
What are the cons? None
Poor rue is often misunderstood. The leaves are bitter and powerfully aromatic. Rue can be added to soups and stews for depth and complexity. If you add a small quantity of rue to soup (small branch for a medium size pot of soup) , your friends will ask for more, wondering where that lush smell comes from.
As mentioned above the seeds germinate easily. The compact plant is beautiful and easy to grow and who knows one day you may pinch a few leaves into a dish and become a rue fan.
14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? foliage
What are the cons? smell
I think that rue has terrific foliage but I really don't like the smell at all. However, it is a terrific addition to my front edible landscape as it adds a wonderful silvery-green foliage to contrast with rhubarb and salvias that are nearby.
I directed sowed as I timing for space in the greenhouse was limited. Germination rate was high and the plants are robust.
I recently started some more rue to plant near the hen house along with tansy, feverfew, and wormwood and the rue germinated quickly will soon be ready to plant out.
17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Attractive plant
I have not used rue for any medicinal nor culinary use, but grow it for its beauty. However I currently have it in my herb garden, which is rather moist. I have several plants growing, as it germinated very well, Some of them will not survive, others are growing slowly. I plan to relocate them to a flower garden which is hot and dry which should suit these plants well.
Rue is a very nice looking plant and I'm glad I gave it a try.