Mignonette

Reseda odorata

[reseda_odorata]

Anne Cary Randolph wrote to her grandfather in 1803 that "we were so unfortunate as to lose the Mignonett entirely although Mama divided it between Mrs. Lewis Aunt Jane & herself but noe of it seeded." Jefferson noted planting this extremely fragrant annual in an oval bed on March 22, 1811, yet he included it among the seeds "which I do not now possess" in a letter to Bernard McMahon the following year.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): White (Cream) Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Sun Map it: 38.009762,-78.453247

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 18 – Jul 182002: Apr 22 – Jul 52006: May 5 – Jul 202007: Jun 7 – Jul 62008: Jun 6 – Jul 42009: May 11 – Jul 102010: May 10 – Jul 102011: May 17 – Jul 72012: May 24 – Jul 42013: Jun 6 – Jul 162014: May 23 – Jun 15