Burning Bush Seeds - Dictamnus Fraxinella Flower Seeds

Burning Bush Seeds

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 8

Height: 28 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, rich, organic soils, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Planting Directions

Temperature: 72F for 6 weeks, then 25 - 39F for 6 weeks

Average Germ Time: 105 - 140 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover seed with vermiculite, sand or substrate after sowing

Sowing Rate: 7 - 8 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 32 inches

Care & Maintenance: Burning Bush (Dictamnus)

Burning Bush (Dictamnus Fraxinella) - Burning Bush is an aromatic plant with glossy dark green leaves grown from flower seeds. Spider-like fragrant flowers of carmine-rose appear during the summer months. This perennial plant is commonly called Burning Bush because, in arid weather, a flammable oil exudes from the leaves and seed pods. If a flame is placed near the Burning Bush Dictamnus plant, it will sometimes ignite without damaging the plant.

Burning Bush Dictamnus is a perennial, flowering plant which is hardy in USDA zones 3 - 8. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade during the hottest months. Burning Bush seeds will easily grow in most well-draining garden soils, but appreciates the addition of a small amount of lime at planting time. Once established, the Burning Bush plant is very drought tolerant. Burning Bush seeds germinate well after a cold treatment. Plant the flowers seed outdoors in the late fall or indoors after being in the refrigerator.