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Dictamnus albus ‘Didiscus Coeruleus’

Burning bush

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourPale green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Dictamnus albus ‘Didiscus Coeruleus’ (Burning bush). This is also called 'Trachymene coerulea'. This is a moderately fast-growing annual. In the summer, tiny blue flowers are produced. Leaves are pale green and deeply divided.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will require full sun with fertile, well drained soil. Resents disturbance.

Propagation

Seeds need stratification in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks.

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