Puriri Lane | Hesperis matronalis | Alba
Puriri Lane | Hesperis matronalis | Alba
Puriri Lane | Hesperis matronalis | Alba
Puriri Lane | Hesperis matronalis | Alba

Hesperis matronalis | Alba

Regular price$13.00
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Not often seen these days this lovely plant is now a naturalised wildflower over much of North America, Sweet Rocket and Dames Rocket as it is also known originally came from Europe.  Hesperis matronalis alba is a biennial that puts on a low rosette of green leaf growth in the first year, flowers in the second and would normally self sow so you will always have it - self-sown seedlings are easily transplanted in spring or autumn.  A true cottage garden plant but equally at home in a pot of any garden border.

In spring of the second year, the plants will produce an upright branching head of fragrant flowers not dissimilar to Phlox.  An excellent flower for cutting with its long stems and is very attractive to butterflies with its abundant nectar. Also known as Dame’s Rocket, it is often mistaken for Phlox as the flowers are very similar.

Plants grow easily in all soil types including clay and sandy soils. This plant is easy care and is happy in full sun or partial shade.  Mulching will help to retain moisture levels.

We also have Hesperis matronalis Violet available.

Height 70-90cm x approximately 60cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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