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Plant and care for the rhombus - this is how it's done

Plant and care for the rhombus - this is how it's done

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The fairly easy-care rhombus should not be missing in any Mediterranean herb garden. We will therefore tell you here how to plant and care for the rhombus.

The rhombus is also called amaretto herb

The rue spreads a pleasant, musky scent and can really be used in many ways. So it fits e.g. with egg dishes, mushroom dishes and fish dishes. But it exudes a really great taste when you brew the rhombus with hot coffee. Because then the coffee gets an amaretto-like taste, which is why the rhombus is even called amaretto herb in some places.

The leaves of the rhombus, which blooms yellow from the end of June to August, can continue to be infused with hot water and enjoyed as an extremely aromatic tea drink. This can counteract some hot flashes, especially during menopause. But be careful: Because of their slightly toxic ingredients, you should only ever use a few leaves!


Never drink wine herb tea during pregnancy. It can cause miscarriages!

Plant rhombus

The perennial vine rhombus, sometimes also called garden rhombus, should only be planted in a dry, well-drained, as lean soil as possible in spring. Always choose a location in full sun.


From the cuttings of the parent plant you can also grow a new shrub over the winter months, which you can then use outdoors immediately after the ice saints.

Furthermore, the 40 to 80 centimeters tall rhombus requires very little water all year round, which is why there should be no waterlogging at the respective location. Wine rhombuses are therefore also well suited for planting in rock gardens or in combination with lavender and roses.

Maintain the rhombus

»Winter protection:

Every year from autumn and in the winter months, the rhombus freezes back completely and only a wood-like base remains. But already in early spring fresh green twigs are always drifting out of this base.

Wine lozenges are only moderately hardy, which is why you always have to protect the herb slightly during higher frost temperatures. Depending on the climatic zone, it is advisable to pile up the root area with soil, cover the stick with brushwood or completely cover with garden fleece or jute.


Furthermore, rhombuses do not actually need any fertilizer. Only in the spring can you work in a little compost around the planting stick every now and then.

" Cut:

You can also cut the rue shrub into shape in late spring. This should be a moderate cut, which you can then do again and again every year.

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