London rocket


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Related to London rocket: Sisymbrium irio
(Bot.) a cruciferous plant (Sisymbrium Irio) which sprung up in London abundantly on the ruins of the great fire of 1667.
- Dr. Prior.

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Two thousand years ago, London rocket arrived with the Romans, then hung on as a rarity, proliferating in long, dry summers like the one before the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Two others you must try are sweet Williams and London rocket.
London rocket is a large plant for the border, with mauve or white sweetly scented flowers.

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