Gas Plant

 

This native to Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Asia is very slow to establish but once it has you are rewarded with a long living, lemony fragrant sturdy perennial.  It gets it’s name from the oil that covers the plant (and will transfer onto your self if you are not careful) that is flammable.  It is also mildly toxic and the sap can be mild skin irritant so make sure you take precautions when working with this plant.

Gas plant roots do not like to be distrubed so it’s best to use seeds or cutting to create for plants.

Gas Plant

Dictamnus alba

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 18-36′
  • Width: 2-3′
  • Bloom Time: Mid-late Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Pink, white
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fragrant, cut flowers, dried flowers, attracts birds, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Zone: 3-8

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