Growing to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue-green leaves, this native of southeastern Europe has small, greenish yellow flowers that are followed by decorative brown seed capsules.
‘Jackman’s Blue’ is a dense and compact plant, with a fine gray-blue color. ‘Blue Mound’ and ‘Curly Girl’ are more compact still.
Sow seeds in flats; transplant to 1 ft. apart. Rue needs good garden soil; add lime to strongly acid soil. Cut back in early spring to encourage bushiness. Dry seed clusters for use in wreaths or swags.
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...
Bred by Judge Logan, a Scot transplanted to California, in the late 1800’s. Probably a hybrid of...
Native to the mountains of Europe. Known for their tightly packed rosettes of fleshy, evergreen leaves...