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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Cos Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Mignonette Bronze'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mignonette Bronze
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bronze Mignonette)
Hybridized by Henderson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1898

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 11, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An antique bronze butterhead only slightly larger than Tom Thumb. (46 day).

Neutral Lettuceman On Dec 22, 2004, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

A rather small, ground-hugging lettuce that is quite attractive with bronze mixed with light and dark green. Easy to grow, tends to bolt early.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A miniature cos-type lettuce, very attractive leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska
Jacksonville, Illinois
Marrero, Louisiana
Cortland, New York
Troy, New York
Cascade, Virginia
Dayton, Washington

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