Lunaria annua

Honesty

Famous even in Shakespeare's time, their round, silvery seed pods which appear in winter attract more attention than their violet or white, often fragrant, spring flowers. Used in dried arrangements, the pods remain on the stems after leaves and flowers are gone. These tough, easy to grow plants reach 1½ to 3 feet high and have heart-shaped, sawtoothed-edged leaves. Likes sandy, damp, shady places. Self-sows, so can become invasive. Called Honesty because the seeds can be seen through the translucent pods. Start from seed.
Lunaria annua, Honesty
Pink or white-flowered in spring, the coin-like appearance of the seed pods has inspired its many common names. Variety with variegated leaves available.

Attributes - Lunaria annua

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Fragrant.

 
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