Rue (Ruta graveolens)
(aka Herb of Grace)
This fantastic little shrub gets close to 2 feet tall. It has lovely blue green foliage with delicate yellow flowers in June throughout August. It has a scented fragrance but you must be careful with this plant, the sap can cause skin irritations similar to poison ivy. Rue can also be a useful animal deterrent in gardens, dogs and cats also do not prefer the scent. Enjoy this unique shrub in your border and butterfly gardens.