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Horizon Herbs Organic Rue

Very Showy Plant with Bright Yellow Flowers

Brand: Horizon Herbs    Item Number: SNV7078

Certified Organic

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Ruta graveolens Rue. Woody perennial native to the mediterranean. Hardy to - 30 degrees F. This is a very showy landscape plant, with long-lived blooms of bright yellow giving way to oily pods that look like tiny oranges. One of the oldest of all magico/medicinal plants, Rue was used as a talisman to ward off contagion, malevolent spirits and fleas.

Growing the plant in your garden is said to bring financial rewards. In herbal medicine, the plant is considered stimulating, antispasmodic, and an emmenagogue. Wash hands or other body parts that contact the plant with soap after handling, as the plant can cause photosensitive dermititis in predisposed individuals. This mainly occurs if you really hug the plant in the full sun on a sweaty day, but in any case, you may wish to wear gloves (I don't).

  • Plant prefers full sun in dry to mesic, well-drained soil.
  • Sow in spring. Standard greenhouse culture or sow in a fine seedbed outdoors.
  • Sow just below surface, tamp securely, keep evenly moist and in the light. Germ in 15 days.
  • Thin or transplant to 2-3 feet apart.

Certified organic, 100 seeds/pkt.

Features

  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful in Dye Making

Characteristics

Brand Horizon Herbs Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 65°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.5
Brand Horizon Herbs
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 65°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.5

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Thrives in sunny exposure in dry to mesic, well drained soil.

Planting & Growing:In spring, sow seed in pots or directly in the garden. Barely cover seed, tamp firmly and keep evenly moist and in the light until germination (about 15 days). Thin or transplant to a distance of 3 feet apart.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves before flowering or remove flower heads to extend season.

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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