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Dictamnus albus var. purpureus
Dictamnus albus
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Dictamnus albus var. purpureus


Gas Plant

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.189.100


Not often seen in gardens, the Gas Plant is slow to establish, but very long lived. Plants form a bushy, upright clump of lemon-scented, glossy green leaves. Spikes of spidery-looking mauve-pink flowers appear in early summer, rather showy in effect, and worthwhile for cutting. On still days a match held below the spike will ignite a burst of methane gas. Attractive to butterflies. Clumps resent being disturbed, once established. CAUTION: Skin irritant with sunlight.

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Dictamnus albus var. purpureus


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.


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