Dame's Rocket - 3310
Hesperis matronalis (Brassicaceae)
An upright, hardy perennial native to Europe, but has escaped cultivation and adapted throughout most of the United States. Delightful lilac-purple flowers are concentrated at the end of sturdy stalks. The genus name, Hesperis, is Greek, meaning "evening", referring to the plant's unique characteristic of filling the night with its ever so sweet fragrance. Prefers a moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Produces a high ratio of blooms per plant.
Suggested Use: Borders along fences, roadsides, ditches, meadows.
Miscellaneous: Can be seen from great distances when planted in mass.
Sorry Prohibited for sale in: CO, CT, MA
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Germination: 20 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F - 80°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: May - August
Average Seeds Per Pound: 296,000
Seeds/Pkt: 450 - Covers 20 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 340 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per acre