Ruta graveolens, also known as common rue is an attractive strongly aromatic evergreen perennial herb that is hardy from USDA zones 4-11 and grows about 2-3 ft tall. This is a very showy landscape plant, with long-lived blooms of bright yellow giving way to oily pods that look like tiny oranges. The foliage can be described as sea-green, powdery blue, or bluish-green. It tends to be greener for new growth and develop more of a bluer look as it matures. Rue plants prefer full sun but will do well even with a little shade and can also be grown in containers. Very attractive to Butterflies and Bees. Has many medicinal benefits and is used as a culinary herb as well.