But it's this time of year we want to think about and in the garden here one of our most delightfully fragrant flowers is Hesperis
matronalis, we found that although flower morphology varies significantly among color morphs (by ~7%), there is no difference among morphs in seed or fruit set.
Asynchronous rhythms in the emission of volatiles from Hesperis
See Edward Glaser, "Le chroniqueur portugais Jeronimo de Mendonca et son esprit de tolerance," Bulletin Hispanique 56 (1954), 38-48; Robert Ricard, "Le Maroc a la fin du 16e siecle d'apres la Jornada de Africa de Jerenimo de Mandonna," Hesperis
44 (1957), 179-204.
Carol with one of her favourite vegetables - runner beans - at Glebe Cottage | Hesperis
matronalis, which is fondly referred to as sweet rocket or dame's violet, referring to its fragrance
The herbaceous layer is rich in forbs, including Agrimonia parviflora, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Floerkea proserpinacoides, Galium aparine, Hesperis
matronalis, Impatiens capensis, Laportea canadensis, Lysimachia ciliata, L.
Schwedleri, Alnus glutinosa, Asparagus officinalis, Berberis thunbergii, Betula nigra, Campanula rapunculoides, Chaenomeles speciosa, Chelidonium majus, Convallaria majalis, Euonymus fortunei, Hesperis
matronalis, Iris germanica, Lespedeza bicolor, Lonicera tatarica, Narcissus poeticus, N.
TURNING SOUR: Sweet rocket, Hesperis
matronalis, which has finished flowering can look a bit unhappy and spoil the fresh look that other early flowers give.
Other ornamental plants found tucked away in the background of this vast family include such springtime delights as arabis, aubretia, the Cuckoo-flower, Cardamine pratensis, honesty, Lunaria annua and a little later, the candytuft, Iberis and the beautifully scented Hesperis
matronalis, Dame's violet or sweet rocket.
Plants: Foxgloves, astrantias, phlox, dianthus, hesperis
and sweet rocket.
THE sweetly-scented frothy flowers of sweet rocket or Hesperis
will fragrance your garden between May and June and are followed by seedpods which look like bunches of mini French beans.
Trendy plants like calla lilies, foxgloves, pink and white scented hesperis
, verbascums, lavender and the foam flower, Tiarella Ninja will keep the most avid plantsmen busy over summer.