General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Fruit: Other: Seed pods are round and flat
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Mostly in spring; may bloom until frost. Individual plants will bloom for a couple weeks.
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies

Common names
  • Money Plant
  • Honesty
  • Moonwort
  • Silver Dollar
  • Bolbonac

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  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Apr 22, 2020 5:55 AM concerning plant:
    Money plant is an old fashioned favorite blooming in spring with later daffodils and just after. After the seed pods dry they can be peeled apart to reveal the silvery inside layer, for a unique, thought not very sturdy, dried flower. It is biennial and self sows easily. I find it a nice treat under my trees, where I do limit its spread by pulling plants before seed falls, or weeding some of the young plants.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jul 20, 2020 9:59 PM concerning plant:
    This plant is a native of Europe. When the sides of the pod fall away, the glistening white parchment-like partition between the halves remains, suggesting the genus name, from the Latin luna (which means "moon").
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On December 2, 2017 Seeds sown
Experiment: Eight (8) 2.25" pots in garden hoop, seeds from 2016G
paleohunter On October 10, 2021 Obtained plant
Seeds collected
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful Photo! by wcgypsy May 11, 2012 11:53 AM 1
Money ! by PeggyC Jul 18, 2020 10:16 AM 1

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