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Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora (Sweet Rocket 'White') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Sweet Rocket 'White' (Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora) Herb in 9cm Pot

Hesperis Matronalis var. albiflora or Sweet Rocket has a myriad of common names which include 'Sweet Rocket', 'Dame’s Rocket', 'Damask Violet', 'Dame’s Gilliflower', 'Night Scented Gilliflower' and 'Summer Lilac.'

A stunning perennial that can grow to 90 cm, the lush green lance-shaped leaves will send up spires of flowers in the summer. These flowers form clusters of night-scented white blooms that are very attractive to bees and are a good food plant for the Orange Tip Butterfly.

Preferring full sun or partial shade, Sweet Rocket is a wonderful addition to the cottage garden or herbaceous border especially if planted in drifts.

Herb Usage

Sweet rocket is primarily grown for its scented flowers, but young leaves can be picked before the plant flowers and tossed into salads as can the flowers but they are quite bitter.

Buy Sweet Rocket 'white' Online

Our potted Sweet Rocket 'white' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.


Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora (Sweet Rocket 'White') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Moist well drained soil
Flower Colour White
Height 120cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Hesperis matronalis 'White'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Evening Fragrance
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special features Cut Flower
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    HH never disappoint!

    Posted by Susan on 16th Oct 2018

    Lovely healthy plants, cleverly packed and swiftly delivered!

  • 5
    Excellent - yet again

    Posted by Susan on 2nd Nov 2017

    Another lovely healthy plant. Again cleverly packaged and swiftly delivered. will definitely be visiting HH again!