Money Plant
Lunaria annua 'Rosemary Verey'

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

Category:

Biennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Redwood City, California

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Plainfield, Illinois

Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 24, 2010, gardadore from Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I received my original seeds from Rosemary Verey's son. I love this plant. It is tall and majestic with a brighter bloom than the regular ones and the mottled purple/green leaves are striking. I found it difficult to get it started initially but now it happily self seeds bi-annually.

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On May 30, 2004, eje from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

An interesting variety of Money Plant. Stems are puple and leaves have purple splotches. Named after a famous English gardener.