Rue for Swallowtail Butterflies

Rue is one of Countryside Gardens favorite host plants because it is a host for both the Black Swallowtail and the Giant Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.🦋 It also has lovely blue/green foliage year-around and a covering of small yellow flowers in the spring. Common Rue is an evergreen perennial and on several “Deer don’t like lists”. Known as herb o’ grace, because its branches were once used by Catholic priests to sprinkle holy water.

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