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An attractive ornamental plant with a long history of past medicinal uses.
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Valued as an ornamental for its attractive leaf shape and blue-green foliage. Medicinal: Though rue has many traditional medicinal uses, the novice best leave it alone, and grow it only for its pleasing ornamental qualities. Rue contains rutin, a flavonoid which reduces capillary fragility and was a traditional remedy for failing eyesight. Warning: Never intentionally rub the leaves on the skin (to repel mosquitoes). This combined with sun exposure can cause a serious photo-sensitivity reaction that may last for months.
|Foliage:||Attractive, blue-green, somewhat fine foliage.|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Diameter:||12 to 16 inches|
|USDA Zones:||4 to 9|
|Soil:||Prefers well-drained soil in a pH range of 7 to 8.|
|Propagation / Germination:||Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F.|
|Spacing:||12 to 24 inches apart|
|Pests and Diseases:||None noted.|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.