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(I)Hesperis(/I) Sweet Rocket

Posted by luv2gro z3a AB (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 05 at 18:41

Does anyone know where to find the seeds for this? I am pretty new to seed collecting, although I have saved some "easy" ones like marigold, dandelions (joking), sweet peas, etc. I'm not sure where to find these. Some of my hesperis has started to lose its blossom and I would like to get the seed.

Thanks for any help

Shauna


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RE: (I)Hesperis(/I) Sweet Rocket

They send out long pods with seeds that fall out when the pods crack. They are long and slim.

I would take extra care to be sure that hesperis is not considered an invasive in your or neighboring areas.


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RE: (I)Hesperis(/I) Sweet Rocket

Oh, Oh! It's not on the "official" list but it certainly is on the "watch out for" list. Thanks for the heads up. Guess these seedpods don't need to form.

Thanks again
Shauna


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RE: (I)Hesperis(/I) Sweet Rocket

Shauna, I don't find them invasive at all here in my garden, they do self-seed but they are very easy to pluck out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Images of Seedpods


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RE: (I)Hesperis(/I) Sweet Rocket

The empty lot next to ours gets full of sweet rocket in the spring/summer. They are so beautiful and smell wonderful. Definitely one 'weed' I do not mind looking at and smelling. Now they have graded the lot so they can build. I sure am going to miss those 'weeds!


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