Well known flower for drying; it has striking silvery whitepods; a .
In the garden the profuselyare very useful as a colour component. There are white and rose-red forms as well as the purple species. Beautiful when grown among shrubs; likes partial shade.
Will grow in any not too dry soil.
Sow in early summer in a damp, shady-bed. Prick out once and transplant to its permanent in early autumn. The plants are very winter-hardy. Plant 40 cm apart.
Lunaria annua syn Lunaria biennis: Height to 1 m; flowering season late spring and early summer; in the species theare purple. Comprehensive catalogues will contain ‘Alba’, with white flowers; ‘Purpurea’, with rose-red flowers and the fairly rare ‘Variegata’, which has white-edged foliage and rose-red flowers.