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Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' (Rue 'Jackman's Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'

Other names

Rue 'Jackman's Blue'

Genus

Ruta Ruta

Species

R. graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' - R. graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' is an evergreen shrub with aromatic blue-green foliage and yellow flowers in summer.


Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage has a citrus-like fragrance.

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Foliage causes severe skin irritation. Dangerous to ingest if pregnant.

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' (Rue 'Jackman's Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny position. Take care with foliage, which causes severe skin irritation.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'

Other names

Rue 'Jackman's Blue'

Genus

Ruta Ruta

Species

R. graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' - R. graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' is an evergreen shrub with aromatic blue-green foliage and yellow flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage has a citrus-like fragrance.

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Foliage causes severe skin irritation. Dangerous to ingest if pregnant.


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' (Rue 'Jackman's Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny position. Take care with foliage, which causes severe skin irritation.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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