Common rue is a plant which belongs to the Ruta genus.
Its flowers are yellow. It may cause a rash and/or photo-sensitivity in some individuals. It should not be touched when wet or damp. It can be eaten, but it is very bitter.
It was commonly used in ancient Greece and Rome as a culinary herb and is still used for cooking in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.
Rue plants have bluish-green, fernlike leaves that are bushy and compact. Produces yellow flowers with frily edged petals; the center of the flower is normally green. Great companion planting in the garden. Repells dogs, cats and Japanese beetles.2Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a Teal green and Celadon Green colour. It is a flowering herb that typically grows as a semi-evergreen, which is defined as a plant that is evergreen in mild areas but otherwise deciduous. Common rue is known for its forb growing habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Common rue is a great choice.
As Common rue is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common rue so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Common rue so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common rue plants:
OFr rue < L ruta, probably from Gr rhyte, of uncertain origin. Not etymologically related to the English verb rue “to feel regret,” < O.E. hreowan “make sorry, grieve.” Similarly the English noun rue, meaning “sorrow, repentance”, is from O.E. hreow, from the verb.1
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts,” said Ophelia to her brother Laertes. “There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.”
Ophelia’s rambling speech from Shakespeare’s Hamlet