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  1. When To Sow Foxglove Seeds. | Higgledy Garden
    July 6, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    […] biennials to sow now would be Sweet Williams, Hesperis (Sweet Rocket), Honesty and Wallflowers…oh and Icelandic […]

  2. How to grow sweet william from seed. | Higgledy Garden
    May 20, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

    […] wait to get a biennial bed started here in Cornwall. This season I am also growing Foxgloves, Hesperis, Honesty and Wallflowers…roll on the Summer […]

  3. Mary
    March 6, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

    I believe that Hesperis is what my Mom used to call “Garden Lilac”. Scented, and very mauve purple. Its a very old fashioned flower grown at the edges of farm vegetable gardens. Beautiful plant, and very hardy in Canada.

  4. Gudrun
    January 23, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    Love this plant, it’s native in our forest in the Eifel area, spezies H. matronalis, smells wounderfull. I tried get get it with out succsess as a plant. So your way is even better, seeding it.
    Will try for sure this fall to gain som seeds from the plants here for this spezies. If i fail will contact you for the others
    Great page you’re doing!!