8 responses to “Dictamnus albus”

  1. Anna

    You’ve given me an idea for some (after-dark) Friday night entertainment (my gas plant is in bloom right now).

  2. michael aman

    Does anyone know of any children named Fraxinella? That must have happened by now. Maybe that’s what I’ll name my next cat.

  3. Elayne Antalffy

    Quite a common plant on the limestone hills outside Budapest. They are more often various shades of pink than white.

  4. Therese Romer

    Your photo contest writeup has brought back so many memories of wonderful hours in the UBC Botanical & Oriental Gardens, strolling & photographing in the 70’s 80’s when I often had occasion to visit Vancouver. Visions to remember & cherish. And now with your Botany Photo of the Day, i continue to learn and discover. THANK YOU !

  5. PAT

    I have the gas plant in my garden. Its a lovely specimen and of course I love it . Never knew it could not be handled without caution. It has been cut for flower arrangements I have entered it in local garden clubs and have touched it numerous times during the year.

    My niece attended UBC and I have had the pleasure of visiting the gardens many times. One of my favourite places
    I must have hundreds of pics of the garden,

  6. Nadia

    Beautiful, never look so close

  7. Denis

    I followed the HP link. They show a photograph of Origanum dictamnus. It may be worthy of an entry in its own right. In the meantime, I’ll just jack this entry.

    I first became aware of Dittany of Crete when a French gardener sent me a photo of some plant we were discussing. I had to ask about the lush, gray-green fuzzy groundcover that he had growing around the base of the plant. For years, I was unable to locate it.

    Last year, I found it at Cistus on Sauvie’s Island near Portland and purchased two. Both were obliterated by the cold and wet, wet winter this past year. I have since reviewed its hardiness. It appears to be hardy to as low as 0 F/-17.8 C; however, the tag from my purchase from Portland Nursery last week recommends planting it in scree (talus). So, the conclusion is that it was the wet, not the cold, that did them in. I’m contemplating just sticking my new aquisition in a strawberry pot with some sedums – one more thing I have to drag into the greenhouse in late October.

    If anyone has managed to get it to work planted in the ground in Cascadia biome, I would love to get the information on how you’re keeping it alive. Perhaps growing it grit is sufficient to keep it going in Oregon.

  8. Susane Marques

    I am from Brazil and I have never seen this plant before. I loved it. The flowers are gorgeous and the fire effect is very interesting…

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