Money Plant - Lunaria annua

Money Plant - Lunaria annua
Brand: Halifax Seed Company
Product Code: Money Plant
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Money Plant forms a tight "rosette" of crown and root surrounded by foliage. A cold period over the first winter is required to initiate stem growth that produces the flowers. Plants grow to 90 cm (36") in height and flower freely from early summer with shiny, flat, white silvery seed pods forming later on. The pods are a favourite for dried bouquets. This plant prefers noon hour shade and light mulching helps over-wintering evergreen rosettes survive the winter without damage. Flowers are fragrant, purple, pink or white appearing in clusters in late spring. Self seeds but not invasive. Biennial hardy to Zone 4.

How To Grow Outdoors, sow seed in June and July for flowers the next year. Indoors sow seed in a soil-less mix in early April. Germinate at 20 C (70 F) for 15-20 days. Then grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and planting out after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30 cm (12") apart in the garden.
Blooming Season Begins Late Spring
Life Cycle Biennial
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
Days to Emergence 15 to 20
Light Partial Shade
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Medium Tall (60 to 90 cm)(24 to 36")
Frost Tolerance Frost Hardy
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Family Name Brassicaceae
Latin Lunaria biennis (L. annua)
Suggested uses. Dried flower
Off season garden interest
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