Gas Plant

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Dictamnus albus
Common Name: Gas Plant
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Bloom Time: May to June
Height: 24-36 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Special Characteristics:
  • Upright, clump-forming, woody-based perennial
  • Fragrant flowers turn to star-shaped seed heads
  • Leaves provide a lemony scent when rubbed or crushed
  • Both flowers and crushed leaves will impart oil that can be a skin irritant. This oil is also flammable and can be ignited for a brief vapor burn which is harmless to the plant, thus the common name
  • Will tolerate light shade
  • Slow to establish but long-lived, low-maintenance plant
  • Does not like to be moved