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Wildflowers
by common name

Dame's Rocket

Damesrocket
Hesperis matronalis

Requirements:

Soil Type - Sandy loam
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Moist to Dry
Light - Full sun - part shade


Characteristics:

Height - up to 3 ft.
Time of Bloom - June - July
Flower colors - Pink/Purple, white
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - Fair

A garden flower that has escaped to the natural environment. A short lived plant, Dame's Rocket is a prolific self-seeder and is more often seen along roadsides than in gardens in St. Lawrence Co. Seed is held in long thin pods and is easy to collect.

Dame's Rocket Dame's Rocket