Dames Violet ‘Hesperis matronalis’

Purple or white flowers which become very fragrant towards the evening, looks good in a border and attracts butterflies. It has numerous common names, including dame’s rocket, damask-violet, dame’s-violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening, and winter gilliflower. Dame’s-violet grows in moist, and often shady, waste ground, hedgerows and brownfield sites, and by woods, rivers and roads.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Shade

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers moist soil, often shady hedgerows and by woods and rivers.

Attracts

Butterflies

Flowering season

May/August

Flowering colour

Purple/White

Eventual height

60cm-90cm

Species Type

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