Burningbush, Gasplant, Gas Plant, Dittany Dictamnus albus - Dictamnus fraxinella

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Dictamnus albus

Family:

Rutaceae

Genus:

Dictamnus

Species:

albus

Common Name:

Burningbush, Gasplant, Gas Plant, Dittany

Seeds Per Pound:
23,608
Quantity:
0.6 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
50
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2013
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.6 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$7.95
1 oz
$59.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: 5 months cold strat . may be better.
In a Nutshell:
* A good border plant with white or pinkish flowers on a vertical stalk, a long-lived plant, makes a substantial clump in the garden. more...
* It is a popular garden plant both for its flowers and for its fragrance. It bears large elegant flowers of various colours: red, white, striped or blue. Its leaves resemble those of an Ash tree.
* A very ornamental plant, it should be planted into its permanent position as soon as possible because it dislikes root disturbance.
* The whole plant contains a very aromatic essential oil, giving out a scent somewhat like lemon peel. When the plant is bruised, this smell becomes more like fine balsam.
* This essential oil is emitted from the plant in hot weather and, on a still day, can be ignited and will burn for a second or two without harming the plant, thus giving the plant its common name. more...
* The name "Burning-bush" derives from the volatile oils produced by the plant, which can catch fire readily in hot weather, leading to comparisons with the burning bush of the Bible , including the suggestion that this is the plant involved there. more...