How to grow Lunaria annua

Lunaria annua growing herbaceous of the genus Lunaria known as Honesty plant, Lunaria annua biennial or annual plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 3-9.

Leaves color green or variegate green with white, in heart shape with serrated margins.

Lunaria annua flower

Flower color can be: purple, pink or white with 4 petals.

Seeds grow in capsule looks coins, color can be: green, brown or transparent.

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Requirements for Lunaria annua growing and care:

Rich, moist and well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

When is the best time to plant?

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
30-90 cm, 12-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple, pink or white with 4 petals

Scientific name:

Lunaria annua

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