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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.


To height of 2’


Full sun


Perennial in zones 4-11


Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal, Culinary, Cat repellant


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

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