Reseda Grandiflora ( Mignonette ) Seeds
Mignonette was introduced to ornamental gardens in Europe about 1725, and because of its sweet fragrance both as a garden plant and as a cut flower, its popularity grew steadily on both sides of the Atlantic through the 19th century. Thomas Jefferson recorded sowing seeds for this annual at Monticello in 1811. The tiny, pale green and white flowers emit a fresh, fruity scent in summer and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Useful gardening information
Growing Mignonette from seed is not difficult, but the flower seed should be started outdoors as the plants do not transplant well. Prepare a seedbed and place the seeds on the surface, pressing the flower seed into the soil and barely covering. Maintain moisture until germination occurs.
Thin the seedlings to the strongest plant, 12 inches apart.
Young plants should be pinched back to encourage a bushier growth habit. Seeds can be sown over a period of time to create a longer growing season.
TRM481 Mignonette ( Reseda grandiflora )
Small and fringed creamy-white flowers deliver a wonderful spicy-sweet perfume. Blooms are carried in dense spikes from mid-summer until frost. Fresh or dried, White mignonette is an excellent cut flower, and even retains fragrance. Mass Mignonette by themselves, or add a few to scentless plantings to provide fragrance. Plants like rich soil, regular water and mild temperatures. Grows 24-36 inches tall. Annual.
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