Jackman’s Blue Rue
A very interesting Mediterranean herb that has had a multitude of uses over the centuries, mostly medicinal but there are some reports of rue being used in small amounts in various culinary recipes. The foliage on the Jackman’s Blue Rue clone is strikingly blue and adds excellent texture to the garden with its pinnately divided leaves. Very drought tolerant once established and the flowers are beloved by pollinators.
Latin Name: Ruta graveolens
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20° F.
Size at Maturity: 2 ft in height by 2-4 feet wide.
Bloom Time: Spring
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland
USDA Zone: 5