Lunaria annua
Honesty, Money Plant
Type/Hardiness Biennial, Hardy
Flowering period April-June
Height 30-36in/75-90cm
Light preference Sun/part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth May-June, barely cover
An old cottage garden favourite, the seedheads of which are often to be seen in dried floral arrangements. Carefully rub the seed pod (silicles) casings off the dried stems to reveal moon-shine like membranes that give this plant its Latin name. A trouble-free plant that will establish itself happily and light up darkish corners, although tolerant of almost any light and soil conditions. These seeds were gathered from plants with particularly rich red-purple flowers, and although I can't absolutely guarantee that they will come true, they always have in this garden!
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Best sown direct. Can be treated either as a hardy annual by sowing in early spring, or sown May to June to produce larger, freely branching plants the following year.
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