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Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lunaria annua var albiflora

Other names

White-flowered honesty

Genus

Lunaria Lunaria

Species

L. annual var albiflora - L. annual var albiflora is the white-flowered form of Honesty, often seen growing wild but also grown as an annual or biennial. It has heart-shaped leaves and in spring and summer, produces dainty, white flowers, followed by interesting, flat, translucent seed pods in autumn.


Lunaria annua var albiflora is: Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Clubroot , White blister Clubroot , White blister

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in early summer.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation

Sow seeds in-situ in fertile, moist but well-draibned soil in sun or partial shade. It can be allowed to self-seed if desired; unwanted seedlings are not problematic to remove.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lunaria annua var albiflora

Other names

White-flowered honesty

Genus

Lunaria Lunaria

Species

L. annual var albiflora - L. annual var albiflora is the white-flowered form of Honesty, often seen growing wild but also grown as an annual or biennial. It has heart-shaped leaves and in spring and summer, produces dainty, white flowers, followed by interesting, flat, translucent seed pods in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Clubroot , White blister

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in early summer.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation

Sow seeds in-situ in fertile, moist but well-draibned soil in sun or partial shade. It can be allowed to self-seed if desired; unwanted seedlings are not problematic to remove.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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