Dictamnus albus 'Purpureus'

Gas Plant

Gas Plant is a beautiful long-lived perennial for well-drained sites; sporting many showy, mauve pink flowers on tall spikes in June for an extended show. Dictamnus is slow to become established, but once started it becomes a large mound which puts out increasing numbers of flower-topped shoots every year. It has zero tolerance for transplanting, so pick your site well. The common name refers to the theory that it contains enough volatile oils to be lit by matches; but, as Dr. Alan Armitage so eloquently comments, this is not an achievable activity.

  • Category: Perennials
  • Alternate Cultivar: Purpureus
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 36 Inches
  • Spread: 24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Pink


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Deer Resistant
Fragrant - Flower
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Attracts Wildlife
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