The-buds of this perennial develop little bladders containing an oil which, ignited on a warm day, will burn like fireworks.
A very fine border plant, requiring some time to establish itself. It needs a sunny and fairly dry.
Porous, chalky soil is essential; in acid soil the results will be disappointing.
Fromand by division.
Dictamnus albus: Height 60-100 cm; flowering season early to mid summer; the normal colour is purple pink with red veining. Thegrow in terminal clusters on tall , extending well above the feathery foliage; the leaflets are large, oval, finely incised along the margin. The cultivar ‘Albiflorus’ has pure white flowers and is a little more vigorous in growth.