Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Hesperis matronalis, Alba, Dame's Rocket

Common Name: Dame's Rocket

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Hesperis

Species: matronalis

Cultivar or Variety: Alba

Characteristics of Plant

Banned in CONN & MA and considered invasive in Mid-Atlantic states

In a Maryland garden, the white form of this flower alternating with Festiva Maxima peony, once made a pretty, old-fashioned double border along a wide grassy path, with trellised roses and clematis rising behind.

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Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
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Zone 9

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Flower Color


Reproduces By

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness

Attractive to Wildlife

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