Eruca sativa Arugula is native to the Mediterranean regions and has been grown since Ancient Rome as both an herb and as a salad green. Seeds were even used historically as a spice in salads and other dishes. Arugula is a popular Italian ingredient and made its way into mainstream gourmet recipes in the late 1900s. Grow in the garden or a pot. Part/most sun. 6-12 inches. 100+seeds/pack. Annual.