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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Honesty is an old fashioned plant with briliant pink flowers that give way to paper-thin silvery seedpods, hence its many common names.

    Latin Name

    Lunaria annua


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Silver Dollar Plant Money Plant


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central and southern Europe


    History

    This was on of the first European flowers introduced to the colonies, where it was valued for its edible roots and ornamental seedpods. Thomas Jefferson was growing these in his garden as early as 1767.


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