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For choice and unusual plants grown and sold in a beautiful garden


Dictamnus albus purpureus (Gas plant, Dittany, Burning Bush) (Burning bush). Requests for this plant have always far exceeded supply. This year I have some near flowering sized plants. Highly aromatic foliage (to which some people are sensitive) smells of citrus. The flowers are elegant and Gaura shaped but arranged densely on the flowering spike and of a handsome pinky purple with darker veins. The name comes from the fact that the aromatic oils can be set alight on still evenings and "woosh" it ignites leaving the plant unharmed. Slow to establish but easy on moderately fertile reasonably well drained soil where it is very long lived. A beautiful talking point.
Family: Rutaceae
Position: Sun
Soil type: Well drained
Height: 2'
Min. temp: -15°c
Price: £8.00

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