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Dame's Rocket Seeds

SKU: AM015867
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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 beautiful in the early season garden or meadow. Boasting a lovely clove scent, this biennial makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial.
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Botanical Name
Hesperis matronalis
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Southeast, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings


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. Dame's Rocket can escape cultivation and is prohibited in certain states, so make sure to check our Plant Information below for areas to avoid growing it.
No. of seeds per lb: 272,155