Hesperis matronalis 'Purple'

Hesperis 'Purple' is one of my favourite biennials which forms puffy clouds of mauve scented flowers through May and June. More
1 x 9cm plant 510789-1 £4.95 Delivery late February
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Hesperis matronalis is one of my favourite biennials which forms puffy clouds of mauve scented flowers through May and June.

It's ideal for filling gaps in sun or shade, flowering just when the tulips go over, but most of your perennials and roses are yet to get going. I pick lots of it too.

Genus Hesperis matronalis
Variety Purple
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Dame's Violet, Sweet Rocket
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover May - July. Plant out late summer - early autumn. Can be sown direct.
Care Tips Leave to self-seed and they will gradually naturalise. Otherwise, remove seedheads after blooming to encourage a second bloom and reduced seed production.
Flowering May - July, 1 year from sowing
Vase Life Lasts 5-7 days - fragrance most pronounced in the evening.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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