From the dark plum bud…
A bright chartreuse center emerges. Slowly the sepal pushes open. As four delicate petals unfold they reveal themselves in an array of white, lilac, and purple… a dichotomy of the simplicity of beauty and the intricacies of nature.
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points of interest
Dame’s Rocket blooms in late spring with panicles of 4-petaled flowers in shades of white, lilac, and purple. Leaves are elliptical and hairy. Fragrant and very attractive to insects. Opportunistic and useful on stony sites, in a herbaceous border or wild garden. Will “move” around the garden.
Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or part shade. Sow in situ in early spring and allow to go to seed.
friday’s flower fact
Like foxglove and other “short-lived” flowers, dame’s rocket is a biennial. The first season, a rosette of leaves is formed and the second season, flowers appear.
Botanical Name | Hesperis matronalis
Family | Brassicaeceae
Type | Biennial
Origin | Southern Europe, Russia, W. and Central Asia
Zone | 4-9
Flower Height | 36”
Flower Diameter | 1.5”
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