Lunaria Annua. Honesty is a biennial that reaches three feet in height. Fragrant pink, white, and purple flowers appear in clusters in late spring. Honesty is best known for its dried seed pods that look similar to money, hence the common name Money Plant. The dried seed pods are excellent for winter arrangements. Plant Honesty in full sun or light shade in well drained soil.
Honesty can be treated as an annual if sown in late winter or early spring, but it will be a larger and more colorful plant if grown as a biennial. For biennial treatment, sow seeds in mid-summer, germination will occur in 10 to 14 days. Honesty was first cultivated in Sweden in 1595.
Heirloom seeds are collected from the gardens and grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon and cleaned and packaged by hand.