Variegated White Honesty

Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’

Variegated White Honesty - Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’

Common Name: Variegated White Honesty
Genus: Lunaria
Species: annua
Cultivar: ‘Alba Variegata’

The Latin translation of the word Lunaria relates to the round, moon shaped seed pods.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, VariegatedFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Although the latin name of this plant suggests that it is an annual it often lives for two years, making it a biennial. Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’ has heart shaped leaves, variegated and edged with white. In early summer , Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’ produces white flowers. The flowers are followed by translucent, disk like, round seed pods that are often used in flower arrangements. Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’ self-seeds freely but the seedlings are not likely to have the same leaf or flower colour.

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