<br> Purple Dames Rocket (Hesperis Matronalis) Seeds bloom into beautiful lilac-colored scented clusters which bloom in late spring on the meadows. They carry a clove-like scent. They are called rocket due to the fact that they grow very fast in the spring before bloom. The "Dame" is because it was the favorite of women and mothers in the medieval flower lore. When it matures it grows to 36-48 inches tall.
Purple Dames Rocket blooms in the summer time and it prefers dry, average, moist and well-draining soil. It will tolerate sandy soil, loamy soil, clay soil, moist soil and dry soil. Purple Dames Rockets are native to Europe. It is used as a fragrant, because of its light smell and showy flowers. Purple Dames Rocket ideal growing regions are Southeast, Southwest, West, Pacific and Northwest. The seeds can be stored in a cool, dry place.