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Dames Rocket – Violet


The Dames Rocket flower resembles phlox, but it belongs to the mustard family.  It is native to Eurasia and has an appealing fragrance that is more pungent in the evening than during the day.  Heavy fertilizer and moist, well-drained soil will help nurture this flower.  Dames Rocket should be fall planted in an area where it will receive full sun or partial shade.  Fall planting can lead to an early spring bloom in this flower’s first spring, though by its second there will be many more blossoms.  This flower is a short-lived perennial and can reseed itself if the seeds make direct contact with the soil.  Note that because this is a perennial this flower may not bloom the first year it is planted from seed.  Perennials normally establish a plant the first year and then bloom the second year.

** This seed is considered an invasive species in many states and should not be planted in:  Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Utah, Alaska and Wisconsin, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. **

The broadcast rate for seeding is 16 – 20 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 8 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 20 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 120 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 1,360 square feet.

1 Pound $25.00

Covers approximately 5,445 square feet.

Scientific Name

Hesperis matronalis

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Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Germination Time

20-30 days

Weeks to Bloom

6 to 8 weeks


3 to 9


Introduced species

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season


Seeds Per Pound



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Birds, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees

Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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