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Lunaria annua

Lunaria annua

honesty; moneyplant

Synonym(s) Lunaria biennis
Common name honesty; moneyplant
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle biennial
Flowers purple (April)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
From seed Germinate at room temperature. Self-seeds in our garden.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate July

Plenty of purple flowers just when the garden really gets in gear in mid-spring, followed by silvery papery coin-shaped seedpods. Biennial: new plants grow in fall from seeds dropped in summer, and flower the following spring.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '11 trade for 'Barnsley House'. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)

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