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Rue - Live Plant
Rue - Live Plant
Rue - Live Plant
Rue - Live Plant
Rue - Live Plant
Rue - Live Plant

Rue - Live Plant

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This beautiful, seed-grown aromatic perennial features lush green leaves and is ready to welcome small and delicate yellow flowers this summer. It is grown in optimal conditions to ensure it reaches you healthy and thriving. This easy-to-care plant is available in a 3.5” pot and can be grown both indoors and outdoors, making it perfect for any space of your choice.

What essentials do I need to ensure success in cultivating Rue?

When it comes to growing Rue, water, light, and soil are paramount. Rue tends to be best with full sun exposure.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Rue grows best in well-drained, sandy soil.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Rue. Providing 12-18 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and stand up to 24-36 inches tall.

The flowering season of Rue is often summer, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

What is Rue good for?

Throughout history, Rue has been valued for its digestive aid, insect repellent, with tincture, infusion commonly derived from its leaves.

Rue, scientifically named Ruta graveolens, is a perennial plant recognized by the monikers common rue and herb of grace. Thriving in environments from full sun to partial shade, rue proves to be a hassle-free addition to any garden. With its low maintenance requirements, it graces the summer landscape with greenish-yellow flowers. The distinct, musty fragrance emanating from fresh rue is a personal favorite among the array of garden scents.

Preserving rue through drying serves as an effective method to endure the winter months, with the dried leaves finding purpose in practices like smudging and ceremonial rituals.

Our Live Rue Plant is the ideal option if you're seeking a lovely addition to your yard or a natural approach to supporting your health. Pick up now and enjoy the beauty and benefits of this wonderful plant!

About Rue

Rue (Ruta graveolens) is a perennial herb, indigenous to the Mediterranean region but is now grown all around the world. It features lush green foliage with a strong aroma and small yellow flowers that bloom in the summer months. 

It is believed to possess numerous benefits for health, like supporting digestion, alleviating stress and anxiety, and reducing headaches and migraine. It is used topically to address various skin conditions, especially eczema and psoriasis. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties prove to be fruitful for mitigating the swelling and pain associated with arthritis. People also use its decoction to get rid of intestinal worms.


How to Use Rue

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried rue leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried rue leaves are soaked for a few minutes to make tea.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried rue leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form rue vinegar infusion.

Rue - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rue an annual or perennial plant?

Rue is a perennial plant that can grow year after year, as long as it is cared for properly. It is popular for its hardiness and capability of surviving a variety of climates and extreme conditions. Its long-lasting and low maintenance attribute makes it a popular choice among gardeners. 


How much space should be needed to grow a Rue?

Rue is a small plant that can grow to attain a height of 2-3 feet with a spread of around 1-2 feet. It doesn’t require a lot of space but it is recommended to space it from other species with a distance of at least 12-18 inches to give it enough room to spread and thrive with proper provision of air.

What zone does Rue grow in?

Rue plant thrives in USD growing zones 4-9. During extreme winters, it may die back to the ground and will regrow in spring. Meanwhile, bringing it indoors and giving it proper favorable conditions can keep it thriving even during cold times.


When should I harvest Rue?

It is advisable to wait until the plant is fully grown and the leaves are developed before harvesting rue for use in meals or medicine. When the plant has grown to a height of roughly 12 to 18 inches and has begun to produce little yellow blooms, this often takes place from mid to late summer. The leaves will have a potent scent and a bitter flavor at this point, making them perfect for teas, tinctures, and other herbal medicines.


Does Rue flower or fruit?

The Rue plant produces small yellow flowers that appear in the summer months. They are not particularly showy but they do add color to the garden and invite pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. After pollination and fertilization, it yields tiny capsules that contain seeds. The seeds can be saved for later use or utilized to grow more Rue plants.


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