Herb Rue Perennial
Item Number: 80237
The most decorative of plants for the herb garden. Blue/grey lacy foliage but can be an irritant to sensitive skins. Height 60cm
Seed Count: 100
WHEN TO SOW
In a shallow drill. Cover lightly with soil and water well. Plant out when large enough. Prefers well drained, alkaline soil. Waterlogging over winter will kill Rue. Rue prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Thin or transplant to 45cm apart. Prune in late spring. Divide in Spring. Take stem cuttings in late summer. Flowers appear in summer.
Rue can be grown inside in a sunny position.
Pick young leaves before the flowers start to open. Collect seeds.
Dry leaves and seed. Infuse with lovage and mint as amarinade for partridge.
Muslin bags of dried rue in closets and airing cupboards will deter insects, and growing rue in the garden will help to curtail pests.