Hesperis matronalis Violet Seeds (Sweet Rocket)
Hesperis matronalis Violet
(Sweet Rocket)

325 seeds   $3.00

photo by Richard Laflamme

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 readily, 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 Dame's Rocket. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 4'  spacing 12"

Sowing Hesperis matronalis Seeds

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

Hesperis matronalis Seeds

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