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Dictamnus albus 'Rosea'

Also called Dittany, Burning Bush


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Dictamnus albus 'Rosea' - Gas Plant

More About Dictamnus albus 'Rosea'

  • AKA Dictamnus fraxinella 'Rosea', Dictamnus purpureus
  • Star-shaped, light pink to mid-pink flowers with burgundy veining
  • Blooms form spiked clusters on sturdy stems
  • Flowers give way to attractive, star-shaped, seed pods
  • Clump forming perennial with leathery, lance-shaped, lemon-scented leaves
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

On hot days, the flowers emit a gas that is said to be flammable.

Zone:

2

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)

Gas Plant Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. May benefit from a little lime being added to the soil. Once established, dictamnus does not like to be disturbed. It takes many years to reach full maturity and can live a long time. No serious disease or insect issues.

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Dictamnus albus 'Rosea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen