How to grow Ruta graveolens

Ruta graveolens grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Ruta also known as Rue or Common rue, Ruta graveolens perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental fragrant plant and also medical and fixing ground and grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves edible the color is green gray-blue, lobed shape that grows in odd pinnate structure.

Ruta graveolens flower

Flower color yellow with five petal, the flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Ruta graveolens growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed /Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / autumn

Pests and diseases:
Monarch butterfly, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / winter

How to prune:
Infected leaves

Size of the plant?
40-80 cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five petal, the flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established can be trim with the branch

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the color is green gray-blue, lobed shape that grow in odd pinnate structure

Uses of Ruta graveolens leaves:
Herb, spice, cooked

Scientific name:

Ruta graveolens

How to grow Ruta graveolens

Ruta graveolens


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Blue leaves
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 9

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