Honesty seeds - Lunaria annua - Purple and White mix - Cottage Garden Flower

Type: Hardy Biennial
Approximate height: Up to 75 cm
Flowering Time: Late spring to early summer
Site and soil type: Moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Late spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 80 seeds / 1.6 g

Also known as moonwort, Grandpa's Specs, Peter's Pence and Bolbonac.

Honesty has a very pretty fragrant flower in late spring or early summer, followed by very decorative seed heads. Most commonly purple but sometimes white, these seeds are a mix of both colours.

The orange-tip butterfly lays its eggs on honesty which then provides food for its caterpillars.

Honesty attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Orange-tip butterfly πŸ›  
  • πŸ¦‡
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.