Dame's Rocket Seeds

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Also known as Wild Phlox, fragrant Dame’s Rocket adds unique beauty to the late spring meadow with lilac-colored flower clusters. This easy-to-grow wildflower tolerates partial shade and is a must-have for the early season garden or meadow. Boasting a lovely clove scent, this perennial makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU HSMG

Plant Information

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
Associated SKUs
HSMG
HSMQP (1/4 Pound)
HSMLB (1 Pound)
HSMLB5 (5 Pounds)
HSMLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Dame's Rocket or Wild Phlox
Botanical Name Hesperis matronalis
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 21,775 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Seeds Per Pound 272,155
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe
Ideal Region Southeast, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Fragrant
Prohibited In Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, 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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsDame's Rocket Seeds
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works great in NC mountains. At 4000

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

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

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

No luck on this one

I didn't have any luck with this flower. Didn't come up.
Will try another time

I didn't have any luck with this flower. Didn't come up.
Will try another time

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5.0

smells divine

By 

from pa

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

      smells divine in evening. looked great with daisies, beautiful blue violet color

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      dangerous invasive

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Patio
          • Pool Area

          Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

          This is considered a dangerous invasive, native or not. Each plant creates ,Illinois of seeds and it will take over natural woodland areas. Use with extreme caiution.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No luck on this one

          By 

          from Mountain Home, AR

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

              I didn't have any luck with this flower. Didn't come up.
              Will try another time

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Invasive

              By 

              from Southwest Michigan

              About Me Master Gardener

              Pros

                Cons

                • Invasive Non-native

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

                  This has been classified as invasive and out competes native species to form a monoculture, is not a native phlox

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  invasive species

                  By 

                  from Angelica NY

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  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.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy again

                  By 

                  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.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Hard to tell right now

                    By 

                    from North Caroling mountains

                    Comments about American Meadows Dame's Rocket Seeds:

                    Can't tell at this point as they are biennal

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Butterfly magnet!

                    By 

                    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

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love This Flower

                      By 

                      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

                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It works great in NC mountains. At 4000

                      By 

                      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

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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