Mignonette White Mignonette
Mignonette ‘White Mignonette’
Long, upright stems are covered in glowing, snow white flowers which have a strong vanilla fragrance. A great scented ingredient for bouquets and a favorite with pollinators. A rich history surrounds this relatively unknown flower. Legend has it that Napoleon sent mignonette seeds from Egypt to France for his darling Empress Josephine in the early 1800s.
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.
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