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31/01/2014 at 13:30


I thought I would pop on this forum to ask if any of you gardening bod's can help me please?

I would like to buy some Lunaria plants (Honesty), in particular the variegated leafed form. I have seen seeds for sale on the internet, but not any young plants at all?

I could grow them from seed but I really would like to see some in flower this year and they are biennials.

So if any of you know where I might buy some from please let me know.

Many thanks

31/01/2014 at 13:48

Never seen the plants for sale but many places sell the seed.

31/01/2014 at 14:15

I've never seen honesty for sale as plants. Having  germinated, pricked out, potted on and grown on this plant I've found it doesn't like all that messing about. It likes to be sown in the ground and left where it is.

Like that it won't be an easy and profitable project which growers like.

02/02/2014 at 16:56

Thanks punkdoc and nutcutlet, I have bought some seeds and I shall sow them where they are to grow ( as nature intended). I have had some honesty in an old garden and it self seeded well, but I have never had the rather pretty variegated version with it's pretty 'frosting' on it's leaves. I guess I shall just sow them and have to wait until next year to see them in bloom. Thanks anyway

02/02/2014 at 17:00

Did you get the white flowered version or the purple tttb?

02/02/2014 at 18:19

The white flowered version.



02/02/2014 at 18:54

I love that, a real eye-catcher

02/02/2014 at 20:17

Yes, I love the way that the leaves look like they have frosting all around them. I am looking forward to seeing the seeds grow. I know that last year Suttons were selling 16 plug plants of this variety but they do not have any now.

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