Produces 45 cm (18″) tall plants with trusses or dull white blooms that produce the overwhelming fragrance that Mignonette is known for. This specie is best grown in alkaline soils that are well drained but at the same time hold a good deal of moisture. The reason for this is that wilted mignonette plants don’t re-hydrate well which in turn adversely affects their flowering performance. Direct sowing into the garden or containers in a sunny site is recommended as this variety resents transplanting. The essential oil in this heirloom plant has been used in perfumes. This product is part of the Fragrant Garden Collection; click here to check it out.
How to Grow
800 seed/gram. Quiescent blooms possess an intoxicating fragrance. Sow seed directly outdoors 3 mm (1/8″) deep in a fine organic soil from mid-May to mid-June. Space plants 10-15 cm (4-6″) apart when they are 8 cm (3″) high. To take full advantage of the fragrance, plant mignonette near windows, decks and patios.