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Dame's Rocket Seeds

Excellent plant for meadows, naturalized areas or cottage gardens.

Availability: In stock

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Dame's Rocket is always such a prolific bloomer and fills out an area nicely. Re-seeds too if you allow it to, and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. 

An upright, multi-branched, short-lived perennial or biennial which typically grows 2-3' tall (less frequently to 4'). Features lavender or purple, 1/2", 4-petaled flowers in loose, terminal racemes which bloom in late spring. Flowers are very fragrant, particularly in the evening (Hesperis comes from the Greek word for evening). Native to Eurasia, but has naturalized in many areas of eastern North America as a garden escapee.

Excellent plant for meadows, naturalized areas or cottage gardens. May also be grown in borders, but foliage tends to disappear after flowering, thus necessitating the use of annuals or late-developing perennials to fill in the gaps.

Check out this article on Mother Earth News about Dame's Rocket and its wide variety of uses: Herb to Know: Dame's Rocket

Cannot ship these seeds to CO, CT, MA, NH, or WI

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Hesperis matronalis
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 20 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 25 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Early Spring, Late Spring, Early Fall, Late Fall
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple, Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are fragrant, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50