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Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty)

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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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Lunaria annua var albiflora (White-flowered honesty)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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