Honesty

Lunaria annua

Honesty - Lunaria annua

Common Name: Honesty
Genus: Lunaria
Species: annua

The Latin translation of the word Lunaria relates to the round, moon shaped seed pods.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Although the latin name of this plant suggests that it is an annual it often lives for two years, making it a biennial. Lunaria annua has heart shaped green leaves that are toothed around the edges. In early summer , Lunaria annua produces flowers that can be shades of pink, white or purple. The flowers are followed by translucent, disk like, round seed pods that are often used in flower arrangements. Lunaria annua self-seeds freely.

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Variegated White Honesty - Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’

Variegated White Honesty
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