Napoleon is credited with bringing the fragrant species of Mignonette from Egypt to France, perhaps to please his dearest Josephine, who named the plant in French, “my favorite little one.” Though the plant is small and lax with maturity, the 3” yellowish-white flowering racemes are lit up with bright orange dangling anthers and the frenetic activity of bees. Adds perfume to bouquets, and dried or green seed pods are interesting accents. Best sown in place, grows a bit like a weed, preferring semi-shade and moderately rich soil. Great for borders, and in companionship with other short plants, like schizanthus.
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Scientific Name: Reseda spp.
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