The word Lunaria is derived from the Latin luna meaning moon, an apt description for this old-fashioned beauty grown for its translucent leaf-like seeds underneath a removable skin making it a great dried flower. With either white or purple flowers, this is an excellent plant for shady moist areas and tolerant of a range of soil types. Being biennial its best sown in autumn for a spring flowering but can be sown anytime from spring until autumn.
Maturity second season from transplant.
|OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION||DAYS TO GERMINATION||DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS||PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD||WHEN TO SOW||NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET||PREFERRED GROWING METHOD||BEST USE|
|18-25||10-14||80cm||30cm||Full Sun/Partial Shade||1.2.3||150||Dried Flower|