Annual Honesty, Money Plant Lunaria annua - Lunaria biennis

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Botanical Name:

Lunaria annua

Family:

Brassicaceae

Genus:

Lunaria

Species:

annua

Common Name:

Annual Honesty, Money Plant

Seeds Per Pound:
22,800
Quantity:
5.57 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
24
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
2-3 feet
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 5.57 lb
Prices
  • Lunaria annua

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$3.95
10 gram
$9.50
1 oz
$14.95
1 lb
$54.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Annual Honesty ( Lunaria annua ) is a tall (height about 1 m), hairy-stemmed biennial plant native to the Balkans and south west Asia, and naturalized throughout Europe , North America , and parts of Asia . It has large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations. The common name "Honesty" arose in the 16th century, and it may be due to the translucent seed-pods which are like flattened pea-pods and borne on the plant through winter. In South-East Asia and elsewhere, it is called the Money Plant, because its seed pods have the appearance of silver coins. In the United States it may also be known as "Silver Dollars," also because of the seed pods. In Denmark it is known as Judaspenge and in The Netherlands as Judaspenning (coins of Judas) because of its resemblance to silver coins, a reference to Judas Iscariot . more...
* A good bee and butterfly plant. more...
Annual Honesty ( Lunaria annua ) is a tall (height about 1 m), hairy-stemmed biennial plant native to the Balkans and south west Asia, and naturalized throughout Europe , North America , and parts of Asia . It has large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations. The common name "Honesty" arose in the 16th century, and it may be due to the translucent seed-pods which are like flattened pea-pods and borne on the plant through winter. In South-East Asia, it is called the "Money Plant," and in the United States as "Silver dollars," because its seed pods have the appearance of silver coins. In Denmark it is known as Judaspenge and in The Netherlands as Judaspenning (coins of Judas), an allusion to the story of Judas Iscariot and the thirty pieces of silver he was paid.
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Physical Characteristics  Lunaria annua is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil and can tolerate drought.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov