I have had a terrible time keeping Ruta graveolens here in North Texas...it constantly dies! I've tried almost every part shade bed in my yard because of the heat we have in the summer! I also tried elevating the bed for better drainage...to no success!
It was recommended that I try Ruta odorata but I lost the email of the nice gentleman that offered to share seeds with me! I haven't been able to find a seed source online, either!
Does anyone have seeds that I could trade for or send a SASBE? I am a novice butterfly gardener & herb gardener. I am trying to find host plants for Giant Swallowtails & rue is one of their's.