Dictamnus a. 'Purpureus'

Dictamnus a. 'Purpureus'


Common name: Gas Plant


This is a pretty addition to the garden. Tall spires have strong stems that don't need staking, and it's so easy to grow. Leaves have a slight lemony scent - just one more thing to love! Dictamnus is a slow grower, but it is very long lived. Although they start wee, the results are worth the wait! 


Note: Plants do not begin shipping until mid-May. 


Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.

  • Features & Care

    Note: Dictamnus is a very slow grower and resents being transplanted or divided. Dictamnus plants will be smaller in size, but roots will be nicely developed so they are ready to take off in your garden.

    Attracts:    Pollinators, Butterflies
    Resists:     Deer
    Zone:          3 - 7
    Height:      24" - 36"
    Width:       18" - 24"
    Light:         Full Sun
    Blooms:     Late Spring to Mid-Summer
    Flowers:    Cut, Aromatic
    Water:       Average needs
    Soil:            Well-drained
    Native:       Not native to North America

  • How To Plant

    CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)

    You will plant the pot along with the plant! No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.

    Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established. 

  • Shipping Information

    We ship to the 48 continental US states only.

    Dictamnus shipping begins in mid-May and continues until temperatures make shipping prohibitive (typically late June through August). Fall shipping begins in September through mid-October. Shipping may be held up due to cold or hot temperatures, or extreme wet conditions. 

    Check to see that our email address doesn't get sent to your spam folder. Not just because we're a lot of fun to hear from, but so your shipping notification and tracking info comes through, too. :-)

  • Awards, Credits, Patents

    Winner: Award of Garden Merit

    Photo: Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH