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Flower

Click on photos from Crocus

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Lunaria annua

Common Name

Honesty, Satin flower, Money Plant.

Soil

Chalk, Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun or Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Annual

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Foliage

Light to Mid Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

White to light Purple in May-July followed by silvery flat seed pods.

Comment

Erect form. Sow seed in situ in May.

"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.

Sow the seeds in May-June 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." from Crocus .

Available as seed from Shoot and Crocus in the UK with Seedaholic in Ireland and shipped to other countries

Companion Plants

Lunaria annua 'Munstead Purple', Centanthus ruber, Sedum 'Autumn Joy.

How to Grow Honesty, from The Telegraph of 25 January 2003:-
"White tulips - Tulipa 'Purissima' or Tulipa 'Spring Green' - are especially eye-catching when planted with the white-flowered honesty Lunaria annua 'Alba Variegata'.

If this is all too tasteful, mix the purple-flowered variety with orange tulips - Tulipa 'Ballerina' is ideal and its elegant flowers are also scented.

Purple honesty is particularly good against any of the spurges, the limier the green of their bracts the better. Euphorbia polychroma or Euphorbia palustris are at their most acidic when the honesty is in flower.

For an especially dramatic contrast, why not sow either the purple or white honesty among the red-suckering stems of Cornus alba sibirica."

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Seed Head

 

 

 

ODDS AND SODS GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
Orange
(o)Other Colour
(o)Pink
Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
Purple
Red
Silver
Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Trailing
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
Clump-forming
Stemless
(o)Erect
Climbing
Arching

SHAPE
Columnar
Oval
(o)Rounded
Flattened Spherical
Narrow Conical
Broad Conical
Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shaped
Fan-shaped
Broad Fan-shaped
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping
Single-stem Palm
Multi-stem Palm

SEED COLOUR
(o)Seed

BED PICTURES
(o)Garden

OTHER FLOWER PICTURES
(o)Cut Flower
 

Odds and Sods Height from Text Border for Odds and Sods Gallery

Blue =
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

Green=
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Red =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Odds and Sods Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Odds and Sods named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Odds and Sods Description Page details where that Odds and Sods Plant is available from.

 

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"Simona and Feruccio" by Madeleine F. Williamson Pires.

Can Simona and Feruccio (the flowers) with
Ron and Christine Foord (both deceased)
assist you in your choice of plants?
 

Plant Type in the following table is:-

  • A for Aquatic
  • An for Annual
  • Ba for Bamboo
  • Bu for Bulb
  • Cl for Climber
  • Co for Conifer
  • F for Fern
  • G for Grass
  • H for Herb
  • P for Perrenial
  • Rh for Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia
  • Ro for Rose
  • Sh for Shrub
  • So for Soft Fruit
  • Su for Succulent
  • To for Top Fruit
  • Tr for Tree
  • V for Vegetable
  • W for Wildflower

followed by:-

  • E for Evergreen or
  • D for Deciduous or
  • H for Herbaceous

 

ODDS AND SODS INDEX

Odds and Sods Name.
 

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

Plant Type

A

Aster alpinus

Violet with Yellow (may be pink, violet/lavender, dark purple/black, or white/near white) florets

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June, July

10 x 18
(25 x 45)

Mid-Green

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P H

Aubrieta

Purple

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April, May

2 x 24
(5 x 60)

Mid Green

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P E

B

Bracteantha bracteata

Bright White, yellow, pink or red

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June, July, August, September, October

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Grey-Green

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An H

C

Chrysan-themum 'Pennine Digger' and others

Golden Yellow

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October

48 x 30
(120 x 75)

Dark Green

P H

Cornus canadensis

White

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May, June

5 x 12
(12 x 30)

Mid-Green

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P H

D

Daphne cneorum

Pale to Deep Rose-Pink

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June

6 x 72
(15 x 180)

Dark Green above, Grey-Green below

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Sh E

E

Euphorbia myrsinites

Greenish-Yellow

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April, May, June

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Blue-Grey

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P E

F

Fragaria moschata Duchesne

White

June

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Bright Green

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P H

G

Gentiana verna

White-throated Sky-Blue

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April, May, June, July

1 x 4
(3 x 10)

Dark Green

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P E

H

Helianthus annuus

Yellow ray-florets with Brown disc florets

helianthusflotannuus1a1

August, September

180 x 24
(450 x 60)

Mid to Dark Green

helianthusfoltannuus1a

An

I

Iberis umbellata

White, lavender, purple, pink, or crimson

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May, June

8 x 10
(21 x 25)

Mid Green

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An

Impatiens glandulifera

Scented Purple, Rose-Pink or White

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July, August, September

54 x 36
(135 x 90)

Light Green

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An

J

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

Lunaria annua

White to light Purple

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May, June, July

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Light to Mid Green

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An

Lupinus luteus 'Yellow Javelin'

Bright Golden Yellow

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July, August

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Mid Green

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An

M

Morus nigra

Pale Green

May, June

480 x 600
(1200 x 1500)

Mid Green

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To D

N

Nicotiana alata

Greenish-Yellow

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July, August, September

60 x 12
(150 x 30)

Dark Green

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An

Nicotiana x sanderae

Red, White, Rose-Pink or Purple

nicotianaflotxsand1a

July, August, September

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Dark Green

nicotianafoltxsand1a

An

Nicotiana x sanderae Domino Series

Domino Series cultivars have upward-facing flowers in Red, White, Crimson-Pink, Lime-green, Pink with White-eyes, Purple, Purple with White eyes, Salmon-Pink, or White with Rose-Pink margins

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July, August, September

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Dark Green

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An

Nicotiana x sanderae Starship Series

Starship Series cultivars have good all-weather tolerance with flowers in Red, White, Rose-Pink, Lime-green or Pink

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July, August, September

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Dark Green

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An

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

Selliera radicans

White

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July

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Inch long, dark Green, club-shaped leaves with silvery undersides

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Su E

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