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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Money plant’s flowers are striking in the spring garden, but the name alludes to the round, flat seedpods that resemble coins. It’s botanical name, Lunaria (as in “lunar”) comes from their resemblance to the moon.

Money plant is a biennial, meaning it grows leaves the first year and flowers the second. After flowering, it dies. However, it readily reseeds itself to create a permanent stand. (If you don’t want lots of seedlings, just cut off the seedpods.) It prefers part shade and moist soil.

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Money plant’s flowers are striking in the spring garden, but the name alludes to the round, flat seedpods that resemble coins. Biennial.

Money Plant Seeds

Lunaria biennis

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow Money Plant seeds in early fall, planting them just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting; keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This seed can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in the spring. Plant two Honesty Plant seeds in each peat pot and keep the soil moist until germination. Since these plants dislike having their roots disturbed, plant them outdoors as soon as possible after the last chance of frost.

Growing: Here’s how to grow money plant seeds. Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants also appreciate occasional watering, though they also tolerate drought. This plant usually produces only foliage in its first year, coming to its full height and blooming in the second. The flowers of this plant attract bees and butterflies. This plant usually self-sows in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: Ornamental Honesty Plant seed pods make long-lasting additions to dried flower arrangements. After the pods have completely dried on the plant, cut the stems and hang them upside down in a dry place until the entire stem is dry. If desired, carefully remove the outer layer of the seed pods to reveal the silvery inner layer.

Seed Saving: After the Honesty Plant seed pods have dried on the plant, remove them and spread them out to dry completely. Open the pods to remove the flat seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Silver Dollar Plant, Honesty, Moonwort, Bolbonac

Latin Name: Lunaria biennis

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Biennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,500

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 32 Inches

Color: Pink, Green, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Spring, Blooms Late Spring

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Money may not grow on trees, but it does grow on wildflowers! Also known as Honesty, Moonflower, and Silver Pennies, these silvery translucent seedpods have been popular in dried flower arrangements since Colonial times. The fragrant lavender flowers also attract butterflies when they are in bloom.

In colonial American times, this plant was a popular choice in flower gardens because of its ornamental properties when dried. The silvery, nearly transparent Money Plant seed pods led to many common names such as Honesty, Moonflower, and Silver Pennies. According to historical record, Thomas Jefferson once grew this species in his extensive experimental gardens at Monticello. The genus name “Lunaria” means “moon,” referring to the appearance of Money Plant seed pods.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow Money Plant seeds in early fall, planting them just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting; keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This seed can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in the spring. Plant two Honesty Plant seeds in each peat pot and keep the soil moist until germination. Since these plants dislike having their roots disturbed, plant them outdoors as soon as possible after the last chance of frost.

Growing: Here’s how to grow money plant seeds. Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants also appreciate occasional watering, though they also tolerate drought. This plant usually produces only foliage in its first year, coming to its full height and blooming in the second. The flowers of this plant attract bees and butterflies. This plant usually self-sows in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: Ornamental Honesty Plant seed pods make long-lasting additions to dried flower arrangements. After the pods have completely dried on the plant, cut the stems and hang them upside down in a dry place until the entire stem is dry. If desired, carefully remove the outer layer of the seed pods to reveal the silvery inner layer.

Seed Saving: After the Honesty Plant seed pods have dried on the plant, remove them and spread them out to dry completely. Open the pods to remove the flat seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Silver Dollar Plant, Honesty, Moonwort, Bolbonac

Latin Name: Lunaria biennis

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Biennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 1,500

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 32 Inches

Color: Pink, Green, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Spring, Blooms Late Spring

Money plants will make an interesting addition to any flower garden. Order money plant seeds, also known as honesty plant seeds, from Everwilde Farms!