Burning Bush (Dictamnus purpureus), packet of 20 seeds, organic

$4.95

Family:  Rue (Rutaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

Herbaceous perennial native to southern Europe, North Africa and Asia.  Upright, multistemmed,  festooned with shining compound leaves and orange-scented flowers in handsome, pyramidal spikes that emit flammable puffs of essential oil on hot summer evenings. The seed pods are sticky with aromatic resin, and they forcibly eject the shiny, black seeds to a distance (this has never been an easy pick). The dried root bark or leaves are used to produce a cordial infusion for calming the stomach.  Sow the seed in the fall for germination in the spring. A long wait, but dependable, and definitely worth it once you get these babies established. The flowers remind me of azaleas, and the orange-ey aroma takes me far away.
20 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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    Erma walters

    It this plant native ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Erma, Yes, sorry, that was missing from the monograph and is now fixed. Native to southern Europe, North Africa and Asia. Richo

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    • tammy

      Hi Richo, what happens if I plant the dictamnus seeds in the spring rather than the fall?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi tammy, the majority would probably remain dormant until the following spring, although a few of them might come up right away. I have a new video coming out on youtube on Monday which shows shadehouse technique. If you use this technique, then it is true, you can plant any long-germinating seed anytime you can get ahold of it, and it will emerge in season. richo

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