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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A fragrant spring bloomer, this perennial naturalizes readily. Its white flowers are refreshing among all the pink and blue spring blooms. This flower cuts nicely for pleasant smelling bouquets.

    Latin Name

    Hesperis matronalis


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Garden Rocket Damask Violet Sweet Rocket Mother-of-the-evening


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Seasons

    Spring

    Uses

  • Naturalize

  • Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    History

    The English plant collector Peter Collinson sent seeds of Dame's Rocket to John Custis of Williamsburg in 1735.


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