Hesperis matronalis

(Dame's violet)

Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Edible?
No
Culinary Uses?
No
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
Yes
Propagated Here?
No

Description

Elegant domed clusters of small blooms on strong -growing stems of about 1m high in late spring / early summer. We have tried to eliminate the mauve seedlings and now have mainly white plants. Rather invasive, but forgiven for its delicious wafts of scent.

Maintenance

A good idea to dead head as it seeds very enthusiastically.