Money Plant (Lunaria annua)

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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" 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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April 25, 2010

As spring unfolds its true majesty, we gasp at the beauty of spring flowers and rightly so. But there are also some wonderful delights to see in plants, in their bark or in the colour and texture of their leaves.

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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-23
By bonitin
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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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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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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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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Plant Events from our members
Weedwhacker On February 5, 2015 Seeds sown
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MrsBinWY On December 2, 2017 Seeds sown
Experiment: Eight (8) 2.25" pots in garden hoop, seeds from 2016G
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful Photo! by wcgypsy May 11, 2012 11:53 AM 1
Heart shaped leaves, Head with purple tint by ssph Jun 27, 2018 3:05 PM 12
Another unknown plant by cdana May 24, 2018 10:27 AM 3
Spring 2018 by HollyAnnS May 20, 2018 6:49 PM 78
2018 Vegetable Gardening by Newyorkrita Jan 15, 2019 8:16 PM 1,549
Help With ID? by checlarkglobal Sep 15, 2017 8:37 PM 2
Pretty plant ID for friend by Calif_Sue Mar 26, 2017 7:50 PM 8
Not sure if I got what I ordered by Princess Jun 17, 2016 9:05 AM 15
plant id needed by Kathy547 Mar 28, 2016 3:51 PM 4
Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) by Catmint20906 Jun 4, 2015 6:17 PM 29
A stroll through my garden... by gemini_sage Jul 8, 2015 4:03 PM 337

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