Growing Gas Plant

Growing Gas Plants

Rose Dictamnus

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Hardy, long-lived perennials with attractive leaves and flowers. Foliage is somewhat sticky and has a citrus scent. Not commonly grown in American gardens. Hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plants are slow-growing, slow to establish, and emerge late in spring. Attracts butterflies. Leaves and flowers can cause skin irritation, so gloves and long sleeves are recommended when handling plants. 

Maintenance

For full sun to part shade, and prefers fertile, well-drained soil. Best in climates with cool nights. Drought-tolerant once established. Low-maintenance plants that dislike disturbance or division.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use full rates of Algoflash Flowering Plant 4-6-7 Liquid Fertilizer (51087), Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221), or Osmocote 14-14-14 (51173).

Alternative Products

Other uncommon perennials include Creeping Wintergreen (11868) and new Red Feathers Echium (11650). Lingonberry (30285) is an ornamental fruiting groundcover that is not common in US gardens.

Complimentary Products

Plants are moderate feeders and benefit from occasional fertilization. Combines well with perennial Ornamental Grasses or annual foliage plants like Coleus or Purple Majesty Hybrid Ornamental Millet (06975). 

Gas Plant Facts

Usually not affected by insects or diseases. Slugs are sometimes a problem. Flowers produce flammable volatile oils which can be ignited with a match on still days. This gives rise to the plant's common names Gas Plant and Burning Bush. 

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