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Hesperis matronalis - Kew Pollination Collection

Sweet Rocket

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens

Loved by pollinating insects

Ideal for growing in large, natural drifts

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Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. This Kew Pollinators Collection has been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

This traditional cottage garden biennial is at its best when grown en masse in sunny herbaceous borders. Its mauve pink flowers and sweet fragrance make it irresistible to gardeners and pollinating insects alike! Once established, Hesperis will seed freely to create meandering, perfumed drifts. Sweet Rocket, as it is commonly known, has a naturally informal feel that lends itself beautifully to cottage gardens and wildlife areas. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


1 Packet (500 Seeds) (KB7565)

Direct sow Hesperis from May to July in a spare nursery bed, for transplanting into their final positions in autumn. Choose a site in sun or semi-shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing 1cm (½") deep, in rows 30cm (12") apart. Germination takes 14-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out plants to 30cm (12") apart. Plants can be transplanted to their final positions in autumn.

Alternatively mix the seed with another annual wild flower and scatter thinly when sowing your wild flower border or meadow. Thin out as necessary.

After flowering, leave the faded Hesperis flowers in place set seed, and it will quickly form large swathes throughout borders.

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