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Lunaria - Honesty


Sale price$7.00

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Lunaria also known as Honesty & Money Plant, is one the most ethereal dried 'flowers'. While the purple flowers in late spring are beautiful in their own right it's the pearly translucent seed pod interiors where they truly shine!

*Note lunaria are biennials, we ourselves have sown/planted this late and had them flower their first late spring, but there is a chance they may not flower or fully flush until the following spring. 

Plant Type: Biennial

Ideal Location: Partial Shade / Full Sun

Spacing: 30cm

Height: 70cm+

Lunaria flower best if they have gone through winter as reasonably established plants. If they do not flower their first spring, they will put on a great display the following year.

Harvest when pods are starting to dry and can be easily rubbed off to reveal their seeds & opal casings.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)