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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 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
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • 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 -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - will flourish in a hot dry position
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
Ruta graveolens - Growing Guide
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)

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