The Dirty Gardener Dame's Rocket Flowers
From The Dirty Gardener These are great for both looks and attracting bees, butterfly and birds. Hummingbirds love them. DameÕs Rocket is a member of the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae) This escaped ornamental is beginning to show up in our wildlands. This native of Europe may be either a biennial or perennial, and may be from 1-1/2 to 4 feet tall, flowers range in color from white to pink to purple. Dame's Rocket flowers from April through July. This plant tends to invade riparian and wetland habitat. There are many alternatives to planting Dame's Rocket including Blue Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) and Lavender Native Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa menthaefolia).
- These tall and sweet smelling flowers are perfect as garden backdrops or in meadows
- Blooms come in pink, purple and white and are long lasting
- Plant once and these flowers will come back year after year
- Grows from 1 to 4 feet tall and thrives in partial sun and moist to semi-dry soils
- Attracts butterflies, bees and birds