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Dictamnus albus 'alba' Gas Plant (white flower) Herb Plant (1L)

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Dittany is known variously as burning bush, false dittany, white dittany, gas plant and Fraxinella. It is a perennial, native to warm, open woodland habitats in southern Europe, north Africa and throughout Asia. It is called the gas plant as it produces a flammable gas which will ignite when an open flame is present. Very exciting!

Gas plant grows about 60 cm (24 in) high. Its flowers form a loose pyramidal spike and vary in colour from pale purple to white. The flowers are five-petalled with long projecting stamens. The leaves resemble those of an ash tree.

Some use has been made of the plant (chiefly the powdered root) in herbalism. However, as the alternative name "false dittany" implies, it is unrelated to the dittany found in Crete.

Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Dictamnus albus 'alba

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