Drought Tolerant Burning Bush Dictamnus Fraxinella Garden Flower Seeds

Burning Bush Seeds

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

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Dictamnus Fraxinella

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.

Medicinal uses

Burning Bush medicinal uses include, treatment of digestive tract disorders including cramps, stomach problems, and worms in the intestines. Treatment of urinary tract disorders, epilepsy, spasms, liver disease, and more.

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How to grow

How To Grow Burning Bush From Seed: 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. Make sure to keep the seeds moist, but not wet, until germination begins.

Burning Bush grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade during the hottest months. These seeds will easily grow in most well-draining garden soils, but appreciates the addition of a small amount of lime at planting time.

  • Sowing Rate: 7 - 8 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 105 - 140 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Cover seed with vermiculite, sand, or substrate after sowing
Dictamnus Fraxinella seeds

Flower Specifications

Burning Bush dictamnus is a perennial, flowering plant which is hardy in USDA zones 3 - 8. Once established, the Burning Bush plant is very drought tolerant. Typically, deer leave this plant alone due to its aromatic foliage.

  • Height: 28 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes