Money Plant, Honesty
Lunaria annua 'Variegata'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lunaria (loo-NAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: annua (AN-yoo-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Biennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Eureka, California

San Francisco, California

Wilmington, Delaware

New Bern, North Carolina

Tobaccoville, North Carolina

Wilsons Mills, North Carolina

Wooster, Ohio

Seattle, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Elkins, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 9, 2010, seekers from Tacoma, WA wrote:

I am trying to see what seedlings of Honest look like. I can't be sure what I have growing. Does anyone know for sure what the seedlings look like?

Positive

On May 18, 2005, tgiforever from New Bern, NC wrote:

Flowers were white, bloomed by early May. Seed pods began to form mid May. Resows.