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botanical name:
Ruta graveolens
Ruta graveolens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rue
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.00m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small evergreen shrub with aromatic, pinnatisect leaves having numerous obovate, glaucous blue-green lobes. Cymes of small yellow flowers in summer.

Very well drained, moderately fertile to poor soil in full sun or part shade. Thrives in hot, dry sites.

Foliage plant for borders, rock garden or herb garden. Good ground cover.
Has been used for flavouring and as a medicinal herb, despite being toxic.

other notes:
Toxic and contact with the foliage may cause severe photodermatitis.

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