You don’t often see honesty (Lunaria annua) in gardens these days, but it’s worth revisiting this classic biennial. The first year, it produces a mound of broad leaves, usually around 8 inches tall and wide. On ‘Alba Variegata’, the first year leaves are mostly solid green, but you may notice a bit of cream to white along the edges of new leaves, particularly toward the end of the growing season. When spring arrives, the fresh leaves are more noticeably variegated with irregular white frosting near the edges. The plants send up 2- to 3-foot-tall stems by late spring, carrying pure white flowers that develop into the circular, flat pods. When you gently rub or peel off the dull outer covering of the pods, you reveal a papery, silver center that gives honesty its other common names: money plant or silver dollar. Full sun (in cooler areas) to partial shade. Biennial (Zones 4 to 8).
Collected in July 2022. At least 10 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.
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