Is hesperis a perennial?

by Rachel K|09 Apr 2021|Discipline|Botany|81 views
Dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) is a biennial or short-lived perennial native to Eurasia. The white or purple flowers bloom from mid-spring through summer at the tips of stalks.

Furthermore, is Sweet Rocket invasive?

Although it makes an attractive, hardy garden plant, it has been found to be ecologically invasive in North America. Hesperis matronalis is propagated by seeds, but desirable individuals, including the double-flowering forms, are propagated from cuttings or division of the clumps.

Additionally, how do you grow a hesperis Matronalis from seed?

Alternatively Hesperis seed can be direct sown in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Thinly sow the seed into shallow drills 30cm or 12inches apart. Water regularly, especially in dry periods. Thin out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle.

Can you eat sweet rocket?

The deliciously scented, pale lilac flowers form in loose clusters and are attractive to bees and other beneficial insects. Their perfume will fill the air late spring and early summer evenings. They are also edible and look great sprinkled over salads. Although relatively short-lived, it self-seeds freely.

How do you control Dame's Rocket?

Control and Management: Locating and removing plants immediately before seed sets is the best way to prevent the spread of dame's rocket. Be sure to check the contents of "wildflower" seed mixes for this species, and do not plant those that carry it.

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