Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Wild Rocket

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaceae
Genus Diplotaxis
Common Name Wild rocket, perennial rocket
Species D. tenuifolia

Maturity days

  • 50 days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
* * * X X X X X X X * *

* During hot months (November, December, January, Februrary, March) this plant will grow best under part shade. The hot summer sun will tend to wilt the plant, resulting in poorer yields.

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
bee food salad

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant No
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area Garden
Sunlight Part sun summer, full sun winter


Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3

* Photo 1: Growing in a planter box in January. Received direct sunlight from 10am to 2:30pm

Short comments

Mild tasting rocket that lasts longer than the larger varieties. If allowed to seed, the rocket will last all year and germinate easily. Nice in salads and with meals, attracts bees and other insects.

Keep watered, does not like to dry out.

General comments



Salads, side garnish


Edible flowers

Planting Depth





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