May 21 , 2020
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Sometimes confused with phlox, dame’s rocket has similar-looking flowers in purple, sometimes white or pink hues. They’re fragrant, too. But the similarities end there. While phlox can be aggressive, dame’s rocket takes it a step further. These biennial pests are related to garlic mustard, a noxious weed — and act like it, too, crowding out native woodland plants. If you’re looking for plants that add color to shady areas, we’ve got 11 shade resilient plant here for you to consider.