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Fragrant Perennials

Dictamnus purpureus

Gasplant, Burning Bush
Upright wands of pink flowers with wine colored markings are born in late spring and early summer. This plant's common name acknowledges the fact that the aging flowers and seed pods emit a volatile oil which can be ignited with a match on hot summer evenings (not that we're encouraging you to try!). Slow growing but long lived perennial, if provided with a well drained soil. Grows 3-3' and up to 4' wide.
Genus Dictamnus
Common Name Gasplant, Burning Bush
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer
Season of Blooming Spring, Summer
Use Bed, Specimen, Cutting, Ornamental
Special Attributes Pollinator Friendly, Butterfly Attracting, Hummingbird Attracting, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Color Pink