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Ruta graveolens RUTACEAE
Valued as an ornamental for its attractive leaf shape and blue-green foliage. Medicinal: Though rue has many traditional medicinal uses, the novice best leave it alone, and grow it only for its pleasing ornamental qualities. Rue contains rutin, a flavonoid which reduces capillary fragility and was a traditional remedy for failing eyesight. Warning: Never intentionally rub the leaves on the skin (to repel mosquitoes). This combined with sun exposure can cause a serious photo-sensitivity reaction that may last for months.

[Culture: Perennial, zones4-9/65°F/7-14 days/transplant/sun/24-36" ht./12-24" apart]


Pkt. (0.11 g, 63 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 April, 2005.

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