Mignonette, is an attractive garden plant of North America and Europe. Its name comes from a French word that means little darling. The mignonette has a low, bushy mass of smooth, soft-green leaves. The tiny flowers grow on tall spikes. The flowers are yellowish-white with reddish pollen stalks inside, and they have a delightful fragrance. Gardeners have produced larger-flowered mignonettes, but they are not as fragrant some cultivated varieties make excellent border plants. The mignonette grows best in a cool temperature and a light soil. It is a hardy plant that may be grown from seed plantings in May and July.