Dictamnus albus 'Albiflorus' - Gas Plant

Gas Plant

Dictamnus albus 'Albiflorus'

Also called White Dittany, Burning Bush

  • AKA Dictamnus fraxinella 'Alba'
  • White star-shaped flowers with dark veining
  • Flowers form spiked clusters on sturdy stems
  • Flowers give way to attractive star-shaped seed pods
  • Clump forming perennial with leathery lance-shaped lemon-scented leaves
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm



60-80 cm

30-40 cm

Currently Unavailable

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. May benefit from a little lime being added to the soil. Once established, dictamnus does not like to be disturbed. It takes many years to reach full maturity and can live a long time. No serious disease or insect issues.

Additional Notes about Gas Plant:

On hot days the flowers emit a gas that is said to be flammable. 

For some people, skin contact with the sap can lead to photosensitivity.