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Dame's Rocket Seeds

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound
Price: $8.95
1 Pound
Price: $22.95
5 Pounds
Price: $109.95
10 Pounds
Price: $209.95

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Quick Overview

Lilac-colored, clove-scented clusters add great beauty in late spring meadows, good even in shady areas. Perennial.
Details
SKU HSMG
Common Name Dame's Rocket or Wild Phlox
Botanical Name Hesperis matronalis
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 272,155
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To Europe
Native to Europe
Ideal Growing Region Southeast, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Prohibited In Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
Dame’s Rocket is often called “Wild Phlox” since the flowers are phlox-like in clusters on tall stems. However, these florets have only 4 petals (phlox have five), marking this species as a pink/purple member of the mustard family. Dame’s rocket is spectacular in early meadow bloom, and also carries a delightful clove-like scent. “Rocket” reflects the super-rapid growth in spring before bloom. The “Dame” in the name marks this flower as a favorite of women and mothers in medieval flower lore.
No. of seeds per lb: 272,155
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3.5

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)

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      1.0

      invasive species

      By Shan

      from Angelica NY

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

            sad to find out this is a species that competes for water with more benifical plants on a forest floor.

             
            4.0

            I would buy again

            By Garden Lover

            from Manitowoc WI

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

              We planted Dame's Rocket in an open field and they took off wonderfully, as we hoped they would. We will be buying more for next season.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Hard to tell right now

              By Jboy

              from North Caroling mountains

              Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

              Can't tell at this point as they are biennal

               
              4.0

              Butterfly magnet!

              By Kellie

              from Pearce, AZ

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

                Want butterflies? Plant this plant. Out of all the wildflowers and other flowers on my property the butterflies seem to like Dame's Rocket most of all. Planted in mass, this is a real attention-getter that seems to reseed itself readily and almost thrives on neglect. I've recommended this plant to many friends.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love This Flower

                By Jeannie

                from Kokomo, IN

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Flower beds

                Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

                I love these flowers. I have seen these flowers in the ditces near my house and I could not find them in the stores. I have brought lots of wildflowers from this compnay for the last 5 years and I have LOVED everything that I have ever gotten from them. All the products are first quality.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It works great in NC mountains. At 4000

                By Mandy

                from Atlanta and Linnville NC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors
                  • Part shade hillside mtn
                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

                  It keeps mountain hillside from washing
                  resembles phlox but takes less time to grow

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