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Common Name: Wild Mignonette
Reseda lutea is a Biennial/Perennial up to 0.75 metres tall.
It has uses.
Europe, including Britain, from Denmark south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Waste places, disturbed ground and arable land, especially on calcareous sub-strata[
|Pollinators||Bees, Insects, Self
Easily grown in any well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil in a sunny position or in some shade if the summers are long and hot[
]. Plants can sometimes be established on old mortared walls[
A good plant for bees and butterflies[
Seed - sow in situ in the spring and only just cover the seed. An autumn sowing usually succeeds in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below about -10°c[