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Rue - Herb O'Grace (100 seeds) (HB191) $1.75

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Rue - Herb O'Grace

         
 
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(Ruta graveolens) Historic herb whose use dates back to ancient times—rue is mentioned in the New Testament. The evergreen plants are a rich sea-green, quite distinctive even from a distance, forming a compact mound in the herb garden. Thrives in poor sandy soils and hot, dry sites.
 
Rue - Herb O'Grace
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
herb weasel
Location:
clinton, AR, United States
Date:
April 17, 2017
          5.0
 
good for hard to grow spots
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? good color, dought resistant

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew these a few years ago to help keep the flies down for my goats. the goats are gone but the rue remains and are growing by my mail box. this works out well because they stay green year round and I have a hard time getting anything besides weeds to grow in that poor dry soil once the summer dry spell starts. the rue stays green and puts out a thick layer of bright yellow flowers on new growth that the local butterflies seem to love even in the driest summers. stray sprouts seem to take transplanting well in early spring when it is still wet. it is recommended to deter Japanese beetles so I often cut it and lay it in the garden paths so they are crushed when I walk on them, it seems to help.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sanicle determination
Location:
hot springs, MT, United States
Date:
October 8, 2016
          5.0
 
rue is true...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? fragrance, color, ease

What are the cons? none really

Review:

i haven't even used it as food yet but i love my rue patch. i have dried large bundles of it and have them hanging on back porch, in tool shed, workroom simply because i love the smell. kind of makes me think of citrus groves and sage fields mingled together. the surprising thing i noticed this season (the second after relocating it) is the amount and variety of pollinators continuously all over it. i have had these plants growing for five years now after germinating them myself and they were very easy for me, so should be for most anyone. transplanted easily, self seeds but not overwhelmingly. i am looking forward to using it in soups and stews that i eat often. i am a fan of rue for sure and recommend it wholeheartedly to every gardener, landscaper, and bee lover.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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38 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Norsknitter
Location:
Watertown, MA, United States
Date:
September 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Rue is great for fruit flies
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? works well for what I need

What are the cons? none

Review:

I always bring rue into the house in the summer. If you cut the leaves and put them in a bowl of fruit, you won't see a fruit fly anywhere. they hate the smell. Just make sure that the leaves are green and you may have to rub them a bit. It is the best organic pest control I've ever seen and I will always have rue in my garden, not only for the lovely flowers but also to keep my summer kitchen free of those annoying pests.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kate
Location:
Rochester, MN, United States
Date:
April 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Impressed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Hardy

What are the cons? Strong flavor

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Janie
Location:
Watkinsville, GA, United States
Date:
March 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Butterfly Host plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? dry, sunny spot

What are the cons? none

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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