The common name of Dictamnus gas plant is “Burning Bush” which is quite different from the Euonymus burning bush. The Dictamnus gas plant is native to many areas of Europe and throughout Asia. Actually the ancient lore suggests that Dictamnus gas plant is thus named due to its purported ability to serve as a light source, owing to the lemony scented oils it exudes. While doubtful this oily extract will replace tallow, butane, or other energy sources for light, the Dictamnus gas plant remains a wonderful perennial plant.


Dictamnus Gas Plant Info

The growing Dictamnus gas plants can reach a height of about four feet tall with quite woody stems at the base. The Dictamnus gas plant blooms with long spikes of white flowers set off by glossy green leaves in the early summer, June and July. Once the Dictamnus gas plant flowers have faded, spectacular seedpods will remain that are commonly used in dried floral arrangements.  


Planting Dictamnus Gas Plant

 According to some garden experts, the Dictamnus gas plant is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones three to eight. The Dictamnus gas plants actually thrive in full sun in well-drained soil with a high organic matter. That said, the Dictamnus gas plant is fairly tolerant of poor soils and even partial sun. You can easily start the Dictamnus gas plants from seeds sown outdoors in the fall and allowed it to stratify through the winter months. Once the Dictamnus gas plant has been established, the plant should not be moved or any attempt made to divide it. At maturation after several years, the growing Dictamnus gas plant will appear as a clump with stunning stands of flowers poking from amongst its foliage. When it comes to the Dictamnus gas plant garden care, the growing Dictamnus gas plants prefer consistent irrigation but can also withstand periods of drought once they are established. Also, a slightly alkaline soil is preferable for more vibrant and vigorous plants as well as areas of cool evening temperatures. 

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