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Annual honesty in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lunaria annua

 

Annual honesty

A very pretty biennial with open flowers in shades of violet. When the flowers have died, disc shaped seed pods which are translucent and silvery in colour are produced. Good for flower arrangements and butterflies.

 
plant Features
  • Annual honesty likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Annual honesty likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Annual honesty is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Annual honesty likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Annual honesty

Latin name

Lunaria annua

type

Biennial

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Annual honesty likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Annual honesty is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Annual honesty likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Annual honesty likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Annual honesty is 0.35meters x 0.90meters 0.35 M 0.90 M

Lunaria annua

A very pretty biennial with open flowers in shades of violet. When the flowers have died, disc shaped seed pods which are translucent and silvery in colour are produced. Good for flower arrangements and butterflies.


Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Open flowers in shades of violet. Flowers in the following year.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Sow seeds direct into flowering position, dig in some well rotted compost first to help retain water. They will flower the following year.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed under glass and cover lightly with fine soil, keep moist.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

When seeds sown under glass are big enough to handle plant out into flowering position.

 
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