Mignonette Garden Mignonette
Mignonette 'Garden Mignonette'
This relatively unknown flower has a rich history. Legend has it that Napoleon sent mignonette seeds from Egypt to France for his darling Empress Josephine in the early 1800’s. Long wispy stems are capped with creamy white flowers with a delicate orange center that smells like vanilla. Flowers fade, leaving behind green, lantern-like pods. A great textural ingredient for bouquets and a favorite with pollinators, mignonette is suited for the border as well as containers.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 60-70 days
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Succession plant every 2 weeks for continual harvest.
Harvest when bottom ⅓ of flowers on a spire open or leave and pick after seed pods mature. Stems are delicate and must be picked with care. Expect a vase life of 5 days for fresh flowers; pods will last 7 days.
Shipping & Delivery
Once an order has been placed, we cannot add or subtract items. If you want any additional items not included in your original order, please place a new order. We are unable to combine separately placed orders.
Floret offers limited international shipping of seeds. At this time Floret only ships seeds to Canada, Australia (50 packet limit), and the United States.
As of November 2019, Floret no longer ships seeds to countries in the European Union. Read more about this decision and access our list of international specialty seed sources.
Please note that international orders may take up to a month to arrive and may be subject to additional restrictions or duties, which vary by country and the contents of your order.
If you are placing an order from outside the United States, it is your responsibility to understand your country’s restrictions, duties, and any special requirements in order to receive imported goods. If your country restricts packages based on the value of the contents, you must ensure that each order you place is within this limit. If you wish to order seeds or products that exceed that value, you should place separate orders, each within the limit.
Floret LLC has no control over additional fees and is not responsible for confiscated items, delayed orders, or any additional duties or taxes that may be imposed by your country’s customs office or other government agencies.
Packages returned to Floret due to a failure or refusal to pay the duties or taxes are ineligible for a refund of shipping fees and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.
Due to export restrictions we are NOT able to ship the following products to Australia or Canada.
Apple of Peru
Chocolate Lace Flower
Cress (specific varieties)
Love-in-a-Mist (specific varieties)
Orlaya White Finch Lace
If you live outside of the United States and put any of these prohibited items in your cart you will be unable to check out.
How to Grow
How to Start Flowers from Seed
There's nothing more rewarding than starting your own seeds. The benefits include getting a jump on the season, having access to hundreds of specialty varieties that you won’t find at your local nurseries or garden...
Fabulous Foliages and Fillers
Having a steady supply of foliage is key to successfully making bouquets throughout the season—in spring, during the long months of summer, and into early fall. In this post, I’ll share the best staple foliages...