Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora

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Buy Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora sweet rocket: Scented white flowers. Great for wildlife gardens

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy but short-lived

    Gorgeously scented pure white flowers are held above rosettes of dark green leaves. This is a biennial or short-lived perennial that readily self-seeds, often coming true to type, so it is perfect for naturising in a wildlife garden. Like all sweet rockets it is highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects, and the fragrant flowers perfume the air in spring and early summer evenings. They are also edible and look great sprinkled over salads. Although relatively short-lived, it self-seeds freely.

  • Garden care: Replace plants every two to three years as flowering diminishes with age. Plants will self-seed freely.

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Notes on Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora

"Sweet rocket - a haze of silver-white flowers adored by butterflies, bees and moths - always with a hint of violet in the day - but like white moonlight in the April gloaming"

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Makes a pleasant tranquil background for more striking plant


i was a bit daunted by having a large empty area from scratch and realised I neede something not too assertive to fill in the gaps between specimen plants and light up the dark shrub background. This does the the job. I've only had it in for a year so I don't know if the seedlings may become a nuisance.

Isabella Unica

SW Surrey


Very impressed with your good service and excellent plants


Very healthy plants giving a lovely show in summer




Elegant and fragrant


I plant these in large pots and place them on the patio, close to the garden table and chairs so that guests can enjoy the fragrance - which is strongest in the evening - perfect ending to a Siummer's day. White flowers add pace and freshness to my garden colour scheme, and theis plants upright stance helps me to achieve a structured look with the pots on my patio.

Evening stars

Richmond, Surrey



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how many plants do i need to fill 1 metre?


Hello, I would plant around 5 of these per square metre.


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