Money Plant (Lunaria annua)

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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" to 24"
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
Flies
Bees

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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-23
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-23Immature seed pods
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: May
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-05
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-08
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-08-09
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-03
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Location: lower leafPhoto courtesy of: Aka
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-06-20
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-05-04
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-03
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Posted by sallyg (central Maryland) on Apr 22, 2020 5:55 AM

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.

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