|This is called the Gas Plant because of an unusual characteristic -- on warm, calm nights the plant will emit an oil that ignites if a match is held just below the blooms. One of the most long-lived perennials, it sometimes flourishes for more than 50 years. Although its flowers are not particularly showy, the Gas Plant has clean-looking, glossy foliage that smells like lemons and attractive seed pods that look good in dried arrangements. Needs plenty of space and time -- possibly 3 to 4 years -- to show its full beauty. These do not like to be moved, but once established, they need little care.
These long-lived, deep purple flowers smell like lemon. All parts of plant are poisonous.
Attributes - Dictamnus albus 'Purpureus'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Poisonous.