Rue is a perennial plant that grows up to 60cm and is used in Italy to infuse Grappa and other spirits. It is also cultivated as a medicinal herb, a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent. Rue is a low growing herb with rather pretty, blue-green, lobed and slightly ruffled leaves. In Italy the young branches of the plant are dipped in a batter, deep-fried in oil, and consumed with salt or sugar. They are also used on their own to aromatize a specific type of omellete. The bitter leaf can be added to eggs, cheese, fish, or mixed with damson plums and wine to produce a meat sauce. It likes lots of sun and is tolerant of hot and dry soil conditions.
SOW August - February . Approximately 250 seeds.