Hesperis matronalis Violet
(Sweet Rocket)

325 seeds   $2.00                             
Hesperis matronalis Violet

Hesperis matronalis is a popular cottage garden plant that blooms in early summer with long-stemmed flowers in a lovely shade of light violet. The fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Hesperis matronalis 'Violet' self-sows nicely, but I don't consider it invasive. The narrow plants fit easily between other plants in the garden, making it a great filler. Deadhead the flowers, if desired, to avoid self-sown seedlings.

Also known as Violet Sweet Rocket and Violet Dame's Rocket. For the white form, see Hesperis matronalis 'Alba'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 4'

Sowing Hesperis matronalis Seeds

Sow outdoors after the last frost date. Or start indoors 6-8 weeks early. Barely cover with soil. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 12".

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Hesperis matronalis Violet
photo by Richard Laflamme
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