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botanical name:
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Burning bush, White Dittany
synonyms:  Dictamnus albus 'Rubra', Dictamnus purpureus
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: June
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Fragrant purple-mauve flowers with darker veins, in loose spikes in early summer. Deeply divided, pinnate leaves, lemon-scented.

Can be slow to establish.

By division

other notes:

Contact in bright sunlight may cause a phototoxic reaction, resulting in painful skin irritation.
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