RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'

Commonly known as Herb of grace, Rue

Bluish grey foliage, good in coastal exposure. Severely toxic to skin in sunlight
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Intensely glaucous leaves to 15cm (6in) long with numerous obovate lobes.
  • Yellow
    Dull yellow
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact rounded shrub. Produces cymes of 4-petalled flowers 2cm (¾in) across in summer.
  • Herb
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'

Not available until May 2022 -
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Not available until May 2022


  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    CAUTION. Can cause photodermatitis on contact.
    Medicinal properties
    An ancient herb used for a variety of medicinal purposes. It is said to help with menstrual difficulties and fresh leaves applied to the head may relieve tension or giddiness
    Pests & Diseases
    Root rot can be a problem
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Europe
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Will flourish in a hot dry position
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Severely toxic to skin with sunlight
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Ruta graveolens - Growing Guide
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)

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