Hesperis

Hesperis is a genus of 24 species in the family Brassicaceae, mainly native to the eastern Mediterranean. Only one plant is common in gardens.

Hesperis matronalis
Hesperis matronalis

Dame's Violet

Dame's rocket is a tall perennial with fragrant, lilac flowers.

Hesperis matronalis 'Alba'
Hesperis matronalis 'Alba'

Dame's Violet

Dame's rocket is a tall perennial with fragrant flowers. 'Alba' is a variety with white flowers.