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Commonly known as Burning bush, Dittany
Dittany, or Burning Bush, as the whole plant can become covered a glue-like volatile oil which can be ignited resulting in a flash in hot weather.
Genus of one species of woody-based perennial with several geographical variants.
Widely spread in open woodland, dry grassland and rocky sites in central and southern Europe and from southern and central Asia to China and Korea.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial. 5-petalled flowers with projecting stamens.
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
Additional Features - Good to know - flowers and unripe fruit produce an aromatic, volatile oil which may be ignited in hot weather. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - central and southern Europe, southern Asia, China, Korea.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
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