Dictamnus albus 'Ruber'
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Dictamnus albus 'Ruber'

gas plant

  family rutaceae 
  genus dictamnus 

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Genus  Dictamnus Species  albus Variety  Cultivar  Ruber Common names  gas plant Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S11482 Data source  HtZn p107
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Slightly alkaline USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Dictamnus albus 'Ruber' can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Gas plant needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to light shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It needs soil that is moist, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest  star shaped seed capsules Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  It is toxic Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  lemon scented foliage Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Dictamnus albus 'Ruber' is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Dictamnus albus 'Ruber' is a perennial. Leaves: Gas plant has leathery, oval, compound leaves with fine toothed edges. Flowers: This plant has tall flower spikes. May and June are the usual months for blossoms. Most often the flowers occur in either rose or pink.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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