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.
Typical Blooming Dates: May - July
Growth Type: Annual
Color(s): White (Cream)
Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Partial Sun
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