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Dame's Rocket
Hesperis matronalis


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About Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Flower Color: Lilac-colored clusters
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Clustered flowerheads of small flowers
Bloom Time: Early season
Is this wildflower invasive? In some re
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Dame's Rocket's native range?
  Indigenous To: Europe
Where Dame's Rocket is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions, prohibited in CO
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
  Soil preference: Adaptable, and tolerates wetness well.
  Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  Moisture Requirements: Average to Wet
  Instructions: This is one of the most dependable perennial wildflowers for bloom. But unfortunately, the plants are often short lived. They love moisture, and often grow along streambanks. The classic perennial habit of no bloom the first year from seed, and then a huge burst of bloom the second spring is the pattern for Dame's Rocket. Even in medium shade, a big lavender bloom can be expected the first bloom season from this species.

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