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Hesperis in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hesperis Matronalis 'Alba'

 

Hesperis

A fragrant, tall growing, clump-forming plant with strap-like, dark green leaves. Tall upright spikes produce flowers of white.

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plant Features
  • Hesperis likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Hesperis likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Hesperis is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Hesperis likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Hesperis

Latin name

Hesperis Matronalis 'Alba'

type

Biennial

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hesperis likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Hesperis is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Hesperis likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Hesperis likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hesperis is 0.60meters x 1.10meters 0.60 M 1.10 M

Hesperis Matronalis 'Alba'

A fragrant, tall growing, clump-forming plant with strap-like, dark green leaves. Tall upright spikes produce flowers of white.


Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in flowering position.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Tall upright spikes producing small pretty flowers of lavender blue flowers.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out pot grown plants into flowering position.

 
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