This add is for 25 seeds of the plant known as Lunaria Annua, also popularly known as “money plant”, “silver dollar plant”, “Honesty”, or “Moonwart”.
This plant’s main claim to fame is it’s seed capsules formed after flowering. Roundish thin capsules are formed with a papery layer, each holding 1-4 seeds, which, when removed, reveal a pretty, shimmering, abalone looking thin capsule that can be used for everlasting flower arrangements.
This plant is a biennial which means it grows the year of planting and forms a rosette of heart shaped leaves and the following year, the second year, grows a tall stalk with lightly scented purplish flowers that are attractive to bees.
Money plant is not particular as to soil and, in my zone, it grows in both moist soil covered with leaves but also in very sandy dry soil. They will readily self seed after initial planting if some of the seed capsules are allowed to stay on the plant.
To harvest moneyplant, cut stalk off plant when the capsules begin to dry and hang upside down in a dry dark plant. Drying is complete when you can remove the papery coatings by sliding between your finger and thumb.
These seeds were collected in fall, 2017.
My germination rate is at least 75% but your germination rate may vary based on your culture.
These are best planted in spring very shallow but you can also plant in the fall, as nature does.