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Hesperis matronalis

Dame's Rocket (Transitional Plant)

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Hesperis matronalis (Dame's Rocket)

An upright, multi-branched, short-lived perennial or biennial. Features white to purple fragrant flowers in loose clusters which bloom in late spring. Serrated, lance-shaped, dark green foliage.

Additional Information:
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.

12-36 Inches


12-24 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar