Dittany (Chin Ch'Iao Erh Chiao, Gas Plant, Pai Hsien, False Dittany) - Dictamnus alba - Perennial - Bushy plant bearing spikes of fragrant white blooms and ovate leaves, which give the entire plant the aroma of orange peel. The bitter tasting bark has been used for centuries by the Chinese to treat fevers and infection. It is also used to treat skin disorders, German measles, arthritic pain and jaundice. The leaves are used to brew a lemon-scented tea. The plant prefers a moist well-drained soil, though it is drought tolerant. Makes a pretty border or accent plant. Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 3ft.
|#3794 Packet $3.50, Approximately 50 seeds|
|#Bz-3794 Bulk seed 1oz (avg. 3800 seeds) $103.59|
Pink Dittany - Dictamnus fraxinella - Perennial - Flower spikes begin white and turn pink as they age. Fragrant, long lived plant. Blooms mid-summer. Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 3ft.
|#3793 Packet $3.50, Approximately 50 seeds|
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