Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Purple Rocket) [20 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I started with plants and couldn’t find any advice on germinating purple rocket seeds, but as they self-sow, it seems that sowing in fall or winter, just barely covering the seeds, and leaving them outdoors should do the job. I should be able to provide more details after the 20/21 winter-sowing season.

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You know that thrill when you run across a plant that’s completely new to you? I felt it when I saw purple rocket (Iodanthus pinnatifidus) for sale and just had to try growing it. A member of the mustard family, it produces a dense rosette of rich green leaves, then sends up 2-foot-tall stems carrying small, four-petaled flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are pale lavender at first, aging to near-white. They are said to be lightly fragrant, though I didn’t notice any scent on my plants. The overall effect of the plant in flower is like that of a much scaled-down dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), a non-native. Purple rocket is native to parts of the central and eastern U.S., though not particularly common anywhere. It thrives in partial to full shade and moist soil. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8. Individual plants may be short-lived, but they are likely to self-sow to perpetuate the patch.

Harvested in October 2020. At least 20 seeds.

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3 reviews for Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Purple Rocket) [20 Seeds]

  1. Tom King (verified owner)

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    Did not sow this year.

  2. Marcia Spoor (verified owner)

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  3. Janet K. (verified owner)

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    growing in nursery bed

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