Family: Brassicaceae | Genus: HESPERIS matronalis
type : Perennials, Biennials
sun exposure : Full Sun, Partial Shade
water : Regular Water
planting zones : US (Upper South) / Zone 6, MS (Middle South) / Zone 7, LS (Lower South) / Zone 8, CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9, TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10, TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11
Plant Details

An old-fashioned favorite for Southern cottage gardens. Freely branched plant grows to 3 feet tall and as broad, with 4 inches., toothed leaves and rounded clusters of 12 inches., four-petaled lavender to purple blooms. Flowers resemble those of stock (Matthiola) and are fragrant at night. Plant grows readily from seed and often self-sows. Old, woody plants should be replaced by young seedlings. White- and double-flowered forms exist but are rare. Seldom damaged by browsing deer.

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