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Dame's Rocket Seeds

Product Size SKU Price Quantity
1/4 Pound HSMQP
Price: $8.95
1 Pound HSMLB
Price: $22.95
5 Pounds HSMLB5
Price: $109.95
10 Pounds HSMLB10
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.
Purple Dame's Rocket Seeds, Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket or Wild Phlox
 
Details
SKU HSMG
Common Name Dame's Rocket or Wild Phlox
Botanical Name Hesperis matronalis
Plant Type Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
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
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.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
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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3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

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        • Personal (4)

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      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
           
          1.0

          invasive species

          By 

          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 

                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 

                  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 

                  from Pearce, AZ

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                  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 

                    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.

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                    • Personal

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It works great in NC mountains. At 4000

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                    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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