Hesperis matronalis Alba blooms in early summer with long-stemmed bunches of flowers that are beautiful in the garden or the vase. The sweetly fragrant flowers attract butterflies. Hesperis matronalis Alba looks lovely with Oriental Poppies and Lupine. Also known as White Dame's Rocket and Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora.
Hesperis matronalis Seeds
Heperis matronalis is a perennial that blooms in early summer with long-stemmed flowers in shades of violet or white. Hardy in zones 3-9.
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. Spacing 12".
Hesperis matronalis 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.
Hesperis matronalis Violet
325 seeds $2.00
photo by Richard Laflamme
Hesperis matronalis Alba
(White Sweet Rocket)
250 seeds $2.50