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Ruta graveolens 15-30cm

Ruta graveolens 15-30cm

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Product Description

Ruta graveolens, often simply referred to as Rue, is an aromatic and ornamental herb that has been cultivated for centuries for its various uses. Native to the Mediterranean region, Rue is a hardy perennial plant that belongs to the Rutaceae family. It is characterized by its bluish-green, deeply divided, and feathery leaves, which emit a strong, pleasant aroma when crushed. Rue produces small, yellow flowers in clusters, adding to its aesthetic appeal. This plant holds historical and cultural significance in many parts of the world and is valued for its medicinal properties, as well as its role in culinary and spiritual practices.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Rue thrives in full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. Choose a well-drained location in your garden with good air circulation.

  2. Soil: Rue prefers well-draining, slightly alkaline soil with a pH of around 7.0. You can amend the soil with lime to increase its alkalinity if necessary.

  3. Planting: Start Rue from seeds or by dividing established plants in the spring or fall. Space them about 2 to 3 feet apart to allow for their mature size.

  4. Watering: Rue is drought-tolerant once established. Water it moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between watering to prevent root rot.

  5. Fertilization: Avoid excessive fertilization, as Rue prefers slightly lean soil. Applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring is typically sufficient.

  6. Pruning: Prune Rue in the early spring to encourage bushier growth and to remove any dead or diseased branches. Be cautious when handling Rue, as its sap can cause skin irritation.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Rue is relatively pest and disease-resistant but can sometimes be affected by aphids or caterpillars. Keep an eye out for these pests and address them promptly with appropriate measures if necessary.

  8. Harvesting: You can harvest Rue leaves and seeds for culinary or medicinal purposes. Harvest the leaves as needed, and collect the seeds when they turn brown in late summer or early fall.

  9. Caution: It's important to note that Rue contains compounds that can be toxic if ingested in large quantities. Exercise caution and avoid consuming large amounts of Rue. Pregnant or nursing women should avoid handling or using Rue due to its potential risks.

  10. Cultural Significance: Rue has a rich history in various cultures and is believed to have protective and purifying qualities. It has been used in rituals, amulets, and traditional medicine for centuries.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow and appreciate the beauty and utility of Ruta graveolens, commonly known as Rue, in your garden.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-30cm

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