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Buy Lunaria annua honesty: Attractive translucent seed pods


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    White to lilac summer flowers are followed by translucent, flattened seed heads. These will remain on the plant well into autumn, or if picked and dried, make excellent additions to dried flower arrangements. Given a sunny or partially shady site with fertile, moist, well-drained soil this charming biennial will happily self-seed. As the flowers are highly-attractive to butterflies and bees, they are perfect for naturalising in a wild garden, meadow, or at the woodland edge.

  • Garden careSow the seeds straight into a well-prepared seed bed in early summer, planting them 2.5mm deep. Thin out as soon as they are large enough to handle, replanting the extras so there is approximately 30cm between each. Pinching out the tips as they grow will encourage bushier growth.

  • Sow: May-June

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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