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 $12.00 Save $-12.00

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

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) 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 Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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