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Re: What is the name of this Plant?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Rachel, some suggestions on our social media are:

"Looks like a a purple variety of Honesty (Lunaria annua)"
"It's Hesperis matronalis."

I hope one of these is a good match?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 21st June 2017 09:06

Re: What is this?

Message from Caroline

In forum: Identify a plant

I emailed the nursery where I bought it from and it turns out it Hesperis matronalis alba

The fragrance is divine!

  • Posted: Sat. 8th June 2013 13:44

Hesperis matronalis

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora

White and orange-tip butterflies are drawn to the massed white or lilac flowers, which give off a strong scent in the evening, and so also attract moths.In the popular 'language of flowers' sweet rocket was taken to portray deceit, because, whilst it gave out a lovely perfume in the evening, during the day-time there was none. This fact is also reflected in the ancient name of Hesperis, or Vesper flower, vespers being the evening church service.

  • Posted: Wed. 20th May 2009 19:00