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Buy Hesperis Matronalis | Dame's Violet | Sarah Raven

Hesperis matronalis

One of the best May flowerers for scent in sun or shade. There's always lots of this at the Chelsea Flower Show.
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5 jumbo seedlings (200522-SP05)

15 jumbo seedlings (200522-SP15)

30 jumbo seedlings (200522-SP30)

1 x 9cm pot (510789-1)

3 x 9cm pots (510789-3)

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Details:

Type
Hardy Biennial
Position
Back
Soil
Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Flowers
May - June, 1 year from sowing seed
Height
90cm-1.2m (36in-4ft)
Group/Species
matronalis
Common name
Dame's Violet, Sweet Rocket
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover May - July. Plant out late summer - early autumn. Can be sown direct.

Description

One of the best May flowerers for scent in sun or shade. There's always lots of this at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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.