Monday, May 9, 2011
Dame Rocket (Hesperus)
For many years I thought that Hesperus was early blooming phlox. If you look behind and through the trees you will see that it dots the garden for more than 70 yards.
Hesperus is Greek for "evening" and probably refers to its scent being more noticeable towards evening. It is also called Damask Violet, Dames Gilliflower, Summer Lilac, and
Mother of the Evening.