RUTA GRAVEOLENS VARIEGATA
This is the extremely attractive variegated form of the fragrant herb "rue". Although it is a favourite for flavouring dishes, it is also an excellent evergreen dwarf shrub for a hot spot. When cut back hard every third spring it makes a superb foliage specimen.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy shrub