Plant Care Dame's Rocket

Dame's Rocket

About Dame's Rocket

Dames' Rocket is often mistaken for a native wildflower. It is a biennial perennial with foliage only for the first year before blooming in the second year. It will grow well in average, well-drained soil in full or partial sun. Matronalis blooms in early spring around March 1st.


Hesperis matronalis

Also known as


How to care for Dame's Rocket


How often to water your Dame's Rocket

Water needs for Dame's Rocket
0.5 cups
every 9

Dame's Rocket needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dame's Rocket

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dame's Rocket in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dame's Rocket: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dame's Rocket love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dame's Rocket does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dame's Rocket

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dame's Rocket: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dame's Rocket after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dame's Rocket can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dame's Rocket

Dame's Rocket

Dame's Rocket

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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