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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.
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: 
2001 May 18 to 2001 Jul 182002 Apr 22 to 2002 Jul 52006 May 5 to 2006 Jul 202007 Jun 7 to 2007 Jul 62008 Jun 6 to 2008 Jul 42009 May 11 to 2009 Jul 102010 May 10 to 2010 Jul 102011 May 17 to 2011 Jul 72012 May 24 to 2012 Jul 42013 Jun 6 to 2013 Jul 162014 May 23 to 2014 Jun 152016 May 30 to 2016 Jun 17
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