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Honesty

Lunaria annua

Also known as

Money Plant, Moneywort, Moonwort, Annual Honesty, Bolbonac, Chinese Money, Common Honesty, Grandpa's Specs, Judas's Penny, Matrimony, Money, Money Flower, Money In Both Pockets, Moon Seed, Penny Bark, Penny Flower, Peter's Pence, Prick-Song Flower, Satin Flower, Satin Leaves, Satin Pod, Silver Dollar, Silver Leaf, Silver Plate, White Satin

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Honesty Overview

This is a stunning plant with heart-shaped leaves. It produces large, open clusters of purple flowers and showy, flattened, transparent, paper-like seed pods.

How to propagate Honesty

Seed

Annual self-seeding or sow the seeds in early spring in mild climate areas.

Division

You can also divide the plants in autumn or spring.

Special features of Honesty

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Honesty

Dried arrangements, ornamental, fragrance.