Hesperis matronalis
Hesperis matronalis
Dame's Rocket
Tall lavender-purple (normally), or white blooms (occasionally) from May to June give off an intoxicating sweet evening fragrance. Plant near the patio or porch where you spend your evenings! Allow to seed itself for perennial delight! Bi-ennial, naturalizes. (Biennial)
Bloom time Size Exposure
Spring 2-3' tall x 1-2' wide Part Shade Shade 
Hardiness Zone:4,5,6,7,8,9
zone map Cold Hardy to -30° to -20°F
Attracts Bees Attracts BeesAttracts Birds Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies Attracts ButterfliesAttracts Hummingbirds Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant Deer ResistantFragrant Fragrant
Good for Cut Flowers Good for Cut FlowersMay Naturalize May Naturalize