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Perennial Honesty        

Lunaria rediviva

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Belonging to the Lunaria genus, Perennial Honesty has a botanical name of Lunaria rediviva.

Honesty stems are erect and have large heart shaped leaves with a toothed margin. The flowers have four petals and are pink lilac or purple and several are held on short stalks at the top of the plant. As the flower fades, the characteristic seed pod develops. It is flat and paper thin and easily self seeds.
Divide established clumps in the spring or start afresh from seed.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pansy purple and   French lilac and   Bright Purple. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Sandy brown and   Pale silver. Leaves appear approximately as a   Cal Poly green and   Napier green

Perennial Honesty is a non-edible flower / ornamental perennial, it will last at least up to several years in its native climate.

Perennial Honesty normally grows to a erect habit with a max height of 2.93 feet (that's 90.0 cm metric). This plant tends to bloom in late summer, followed by first harvests in early autumn.

Try planting Perennial Honesty if you'd like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Perennial Honesty is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Perennial Honesty have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Perennial Honesty

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

The seed pods are usually allowed to develop as these are unusual and add interest when frosted at the end of the season. Easily self seeds, so weed out unwanted plants i the spring

Enjoys a full sun / partial sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Perennial Honesty is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Perennial Honesty to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Perennial Honesty from seed

Easily self seeds, or sow direct

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Perennial Honesty

Choose a bright well drained spot. Useful in the flower border, position in the middle to the back

As Perennial Honesty is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Perennial Honesty

Seed pods can be saved and dried flower arranging

Seed Saving Perennial Honesty

Collect dry seed pods into a paper bag mid autumn and continue to dry in a warm dry shed or window until the seeds can easily be separated from the pod

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Other names for Perennial Honesty

Lunaria rediviva L.

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