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Hesperis matronalis

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Hesperis matronalis

Common names

Sweet rocket, Dame's rocket, Dame's violet, Damask violet


Hesperis matronalis (Sweet rocket). This species produces blooms which are purple, lilac or white. The leaves are narrow oval and smooth and will grow 30-90cm in height. Sweet Rocket needs a steady water supply and deadheading will encourage a second blooming session. Fully hardy, this choice plant requires full to partial sun and well drained soil. Will self-sow readily or you may propagate by seed every few years in spring or summer up until 2 months before frost or take basal cuttings in spring. Effective in mass plantings or as a naturaliser in a meadow garden.


Tends to become woody at base, so raise new stock from seed every few years.

Interest and use

Cutting bed, naturaliser, wildflower/meadow.

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Hesperis matronalis | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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