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Dictamnus albus (White-flowered Dittany) Herb Plant

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White-flowered Dittany (Dictamnus albus) Herb Plant 

Dittany is known variously as burning bush, false dittany, pink 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!

Dittany grows about 60 cm (24 in) high. Its flowers form a loose pyramidal spike and vary in colour from pale-purple, through pink to white they are quite spidery looking with five-petals and long projecting stamens they are worthwhile as cut flowers.  The Gas Plant is slow to establish, but very long lived. Plants form a bushy, upright clump of lemon-scented, glossy green leaves which resemble those of an ash tree. Dittany is attractive to bees and butterflies.

Herb Usage

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

CAUTION: Skin irritant with sunlight.

Buy White-Flowered Dittany Online

Our White-Flowered Dittany herb plant is generally available to buy online between March and September.




Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Free draining soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Dictamnus albus 'alba
RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Herbal medicine
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden:

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  1. Dictamnus fraxinella 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2019

    Love this plant had one for many years, it disappeared slowly . This is a good sized plant , would like a couple more . If you love white flowers & the smell of Lemons this is definitely for you . I realy love it .Excelent quick service , very pleased . Thank you .

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