Gas Plant (Dictamnus albus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Dictamnus albus Accepted
Dictamnus fraxinellus Synonym
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Secretes an oil that can be lit on fire
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: There have been reports that handling this plant can cause a skin reaction in some individuals
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs 2 months cold moist treatment.
Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

Pavel Danek

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Location: PP Kavky CZDate: 2006-06-11Pavel Danek
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.  Date: 2005-06-111:42 pm. An early June bloomer.
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-06-23
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-06-15
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2017-06-12
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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Fireplace garden, left side.Date: 2012-0523
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2015-06-05
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2015-06-05
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-06-21
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-08-13
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
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Location: Fireplace garden, left side.Date: 2012-0523Covered with bird mesh to keep the deer from the plant.
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Location: Fireplace garden, left side.Date: 2012-0519
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Date: 2014-04-30Credit Stefan.lefnaer
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