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This is the traditional, pure white variety. The Gas Plant is an outstanding ornamental. Growing 2-3' tall it produces showy spikes of star-shaped blooms in late spring and early summer. It is called the Gas Plant because the blooms are said to exude a volatile gas that can be set aflame. Glossy, dark green foliage has a wonderful citrus fragrance. The Gas Plant requires full sun and rich, very well-drained soil. Do not overwater! It prefers the soil on the sweet side. If your soil is on the acidic side add a bit of horticultural lime. The Gas Plant can be difficult to establish and it is very slow to develop. Nevertheless it is worth cultivating. Once established it may very well outlive you! Choose its site carefully, as it hates to be moved once planted.Also Important - Some people may have an allergic reaction to the oils found in the foliage of this plant. It is always best to handle this plant with gloves.

Sun Exposure:  Full sun

Soil type: all prefers rich well drained soil

Soil PH: prefers alkaline neutral, add lime if your soil is acid.  

Soil Moisture: average, does not like to be wet.  

Care level: easy

Flower color: mauve/lilac

Bloom time: early summer  to mid summer

Foliage Color: green

Uses and Characteristics: Specimen, foundation, border, massed, fragrant, cut flower, fragrant, attracts butterflies, deer resistant, poison/toxic

Flower head size: large

Height: 60-90 cm ( 23-35 inches) Width: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)

Growth Rate: slow

Dictamnus albus var. Albiflorum, Gas Plant, Zone 2-9