Rue, Common (Ruta graveolens) - 100 Seeds

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Rue (Ruta graveolens) - 100 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Perennial
•USDA Zones: 4-10

Description:
Ruta graveolens, commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of Ruta grown as an ornamental plant and herb. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula. It is now grown throughout the world in gardens, especially for its bluish leaves, and sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. It is also cultivated as a medicinal herb (famous in Ethiopia, where its local name is "Tena adam" which means Health for Adam), as a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent.


Medicinal Properties:
While rue has a long medicinal history for conditions including headache, arthritis, cramps, and muscle spasms and for nervous system problems including nervousness, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Bell's palsy, please seek a trained herbalist before using. This herb can be toxic if used incorrectly.


Planting Instructions:
Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds 1/4- 3/8" deep in cells or flats about 7 weeks before the last frost. Keep moist and warm, 60-70°F (16-21°C). When large enough to handle, thin or transplant to larger cells. Grow inside until several inches tall, and then transplant outside to rows that are 18" apart, placing seedlings 12" apart in the North and 24" apart in the South.
Direct seed: In the spring, sow 6-12 seeds per foot, 1/4- 3/8" deep, in rows that are 18" apart, and later to a final spacing of 12-24" apart. Keep well weeded until the plants are large enough to compete well with the weeds. Soil: Well-drained, pH 7.0.


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