Monday, April 15, 2019
Plants in Early American Gardens - Mignonette
Mignonette was introduced to ornamental gardens in Europe about 1725, and because of its sweet fragrance both as a garden plant and as a cut flower, its popularity grew steadily on both sides of the Atlantic through the 19th century. Thomas Jefferson recorded sowing seeds for this annual at Monticello in 1811. The tiny, pale green and white flowers emit a fresh, fruity scent in summer and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello