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Hesperis matronalis

Sweet Rocket

Charming, large spikes of single, lilac and purple flowers

Sweet and spicy evening fragrance

Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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Charming, large spikes of single, lilac and purple flowers are produced in the spring filling the air with their sweet and spicy evening fragrance. Sweet Rocket will also attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Hardy Biennial - can be perennial in some soils.

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


1 packet (500 hesperis seeds) (24265)

Sow May to June, transplant in autumn. Sow seed outdoors in a spare piece of ground or nursery bed. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing 12mm (1/2") deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Thin out plants to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart to get plants large enough for transplanting 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. Plants will self seed in following years after flowering.

Space the plants 30cm (12in) apart in full sun or part shade.

In the autumn, carefully lift plants and re-plant into final planting positions, spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Plant in any ordinary soil in full sun.

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