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Dame's Rocket
Scientific Name: Hesperis matronalis L.
Family: Brassicaceae
Dame's Rocket (Hesperis  matronalis)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 175.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Southern Europe to Siberia

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial, 1 to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm), 1 to 2 feet spread (30-60 cm); older plants become woody at the base

Watering Needs: Regular water, well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds, self sows

Classified as invasive in several states.

Blooming Habits:
Lavender to purple scented flowers (some forms are white), 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm) in late spring to late summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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