"Mignonette is mainly cultivated for the lovely scent of its flowers and its medicinal calming properties. The name is derived from resado, to calm. The tiny flowers may be greenish white with yellow or orange highlights. The elliptic to spatulate leaves grow 2 to 3 inches long." http://www.botany.com/reseda.html
Mignonette flowers are not especially attractive but are extremely fragrant. The greenish flowers can be used in flower arrangements. The cut flowers of Mignonette are extremely long lasting.
The plant grows best in Zones 7+ in well-drained soil exposed to full sun or partial shade. An alternative use is as a potted plant inside the home where the fragrance will truly be appreciated.
Mignonette self seeds, or the seeds can be collected and stored for later sowing.
Mignonette is suitable to be planted in a large group, or add a few to scentless plantings to give them fragrance.
Height: 18 in Spacing: 10 in Type: Hardy annual/Self seeding perennial Flowers: Yellow, orange, green Likes rich soil and regular water. Prefers afternoon shade in warm climates. Propagation: Propagation is by seed. The plant resents transplanting so sow seed directly into the garden. Do not cover the seeds.
**This perennial plant is usually treated as an annual and grown from seed each spring**
Seeds are weighed in excess of amount advertised and carefully packaged in glassine envelopes. Description labels and planting guides are on each packet.
Seeds are sourced from reputable seed merchants or wild crafted with environmental consciousness. The seeds are germination tested for freshness and reliability or labeled as not tested if I have not tested them to date. Seeds are kept in environmental conditions that promote seed life (Dark/Dry/Cool). Plant with confidence!