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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
description:
Small evergreen shrub with aromatic, pinnatisect leaves having numerous obovate, glaucous blue-green lobes. Cymes of small yellow flowers in summer.

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

usage:
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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