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Fringed Rue

Ruta chalepensis

Also known as

Egyptian rue, Rue

African rue - Ruta chalepensis - Kokar sedefotu 06 by Zeynel Cebeci (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Ruta chalepensis
Ruta chalepensis
Ruta chalepensis

Fringed Rue Overview

This is an upright subshrub with ovate 2 or 3 pinnasect blue-green leaves which are aromatic. Cup-shaped yellow flowers about 2cms across are borne in cymes in summer. Trim after flowering to encourage compact growth.

How to propagate Fringed Rue

Seed

Cuttings

Division

Special features of Fringed Rue

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Fringed Rue

Grown for their foliage and flowers and sometimes used as a medicinal herb. Suitable for coastal conditions.