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Mignonette

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.
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Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
White (Cream)
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Sun
Blooming History: 
May 18, 2001 to July 18, 2001April 22, 2002 to July 5, 2002May 5, 2006 to July 20, 2006June 7, 2007 to July 6, 2007June 6, 2008 to July 4, 2008May 11, 2009 to July 10, 2009May 10, 2010 to July 10, 2010May 17, 2011 to July 7, 2011May 24, 2012 to July 4, 2012June 6, 2013 to July 16, 2013May 23, 2014 to June 15, 2014May 30, 2016 to June 17, 2016April 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017June 8, 2018 to July 19, 2018May 20, 2020 to June 15, 2020

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