Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora

9cm pot £5.99
available to order from spring 2020
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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

    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"

Very impressed with your good service and excellent plants

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Very healthy plants giving a lovely show in summer

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Cheltenham

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Elegant and fragrant

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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.

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Richmond, Surrey

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Hesperis matronalisvar.albiflora

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how many plants do i need to fill 1 metre?

isha

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

Helen

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