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Rue

Description

Silvery gray leaves are very ornamental with little yellow star-crossed flowers. The phrase ‘rue the day’ came about from this plant, as sprigs of Rue were used to sprinkle holy water in early Christian rituals, and it became associated with repentance.

Growth

To height of 2’

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses

Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal, Culinary, Cat repellant

Suggestions

Because rue allergies are not uncommon, it is recommended to be used as a decorative herb.

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