Top Questions About Rue Plants

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Questions About Rue Plants

Asked by
Litestyle0o on
January 5, 2011

Q. What Kind of Herb?

This is a bush in by yard. It has a very strong smell & beautiful yellow flowers. I’d like to research it & find the best ways to consume it.

I hope some one can identify it.

Here’s the link to a picture of it:
http://www.box.net/shared/seldzkabna

Answered by
Heather on
January 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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That appears to be rue. It is not a culinary herb but rather a medicinal one. I would not eat it as it can have serious side effects.

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Asked by
jkjacob on
August 29, 2011

Q. Something Is Eating the Leaves Off Rue Plant

I planted a rue herb plant to help deter Japanese beetles. Seems to be working but now something is eating its leaves, leaving only the stem. Can you give me any clues?

Answered by
Heather on
September 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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Chances are that it is slugs. They only come out at night and will typically strip a plant of its leaves. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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Asked by
Diaaraad on
November 8, 2012

Q. How Long Dose It Take to Grow Rue

How long does it take to grow rue?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 9, 2012
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We sow rue seeds in mid January to sell in 4 1/2" pots at May 1. The seed are put in a germinating mix and placed on bottom heat, kept barely moist and in bright light (greenhouse). When the seed have germinated (1-4 weeks), we remove from the heat bed and let them get 2 sets of "real" leaves before transplanting into small cells/pots, about 2-2 12". We use a commercial soilless mix. And when the roots have filled that container, we bump them into a 4 1/2" for sale. DO NOT keep rue moist, rue does not tolerate overwatering. Let the plants get a little dry before watering. Once established in the ground, they may not need additional water except in drought. A January seedling usually grows to appx. 12-15" by early July.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 7, 2014

Q. What is it

What is Rue and could you send a photo of it?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2014
Certified Expert
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This article will help you and also has a picture of rue: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rue/growing-rue-herb.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 24, 2014

Q. Rue

All the rue I have has gone a nasty brown. Should I cut out the brown bits and let the green bits grow? It has been there for several years and usually gives no trouble. Would it like some compost/manure? Thank you very much for your help.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 24, 2014
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can cut off the dead or brown growth to allow the new growth to come through. This article will also help with growing rue plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rue/growing-rue-herb.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 14, 2014

Q. Rue Flower/Herb

When does the Rue herb/flower bloom/grow? During what season?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2014
Certified Expert
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The plants usually blooms in mid-summer. Here is more information about rue plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rue/growing-rue-herb.htm

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Asked by
Rosemary on
May 26, 2014

Q. Is rue very agressive and do deer eat it?

I have an “eye sore” area on a hillside away from my house that I plan to plant rue on. Should I be aware of any unforeseen issues?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 27, 2014
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Rue should be ok. It is considered to be on the list that deer will eat only if there's nothing better. This article has info on growing rue: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rue/growing-rue-herb.htm

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