Purplerocket
Iodanthus pinnatifidus

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iodanthus (eye-oh-DANTH-us) (Info)
Species: pinnatifidus (pin-nat-ih-FY-dus) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Columbus, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On May 22, 2008, dovey from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

There are a few growing along the hedgerow, we called them purple mustard when I was growing up.
It's pretty and smells very sweet, similar to hyacinth.
I suppose it could be invasive, but I'm enjoying it.