Sweet Rocket- Mixed

Hesperis matronalis


Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.25
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Sweet Rocket- Mixed

Hesperis matronalis


  • Edible flowers & leaves
  • Evening fragrance


Short lived perennial with dark green leaves and large clusters of flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer. Flowers are in pink, purple and white and have a lovely evening fragrance similar to cloves. Young leaves are edible and can be used in salads or as a cress substitute, they have a bitter slightly mustard flavour. Flowers and petals can also be eaten or added to salads. Great for meadow plantings or cut flowers. Tolerates poor soil conditions. Drought tolerant once established.  Also known as "Dames Violet" or "Dames Rocket".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 1mm
When: Spring
Germination: 14-21 days @ 15-25°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial (short lived)
Row Spacing: 40cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 80cm
Position: Part or full sun, well drained moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 100 days

(Product number: G5-16)
Seeds per gram: 470 seeds


SKU G5-16
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Hesperis matronalis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 100 seeds
Seeds per gram: 470

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