In late spring and early summer the smallappear above the toothed . Purple is the usual colour, but there are varieties with rose or white flowers and the plants are pretty without being particularly noticeable. Honesty earns its place in the garden by producing flat pods which look like pearly discs. Cut in August and dry indoors to make a popular component for winter flower .
VARIETIES: L. annua has produced several garden varieties. ‘Munstead Purple’ bears fragrant purple flowers and the blooms on ‘Alba’ are white. The most unusual form is ‘Variegata’. Which has green and cream variegated leaves and rosy purple flowers. All varieties of Lunaria bear 4-petalled flowers in branching sprays – remember not to dead-head if you want to collect the seed pods!
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained garden soil will do – thrives best in partial shade.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 2-3 ft.
Spacing: 1 ft.
Flowering period: April-June.
PROPAGATION: Sowin May or June – follow the Biennial technique .