Lunaria biennis /Money Plant

Lunaria biennis  / Lunaria biennis
Young "money" seed pods
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Young "money" seed pods

Seed pods and purple flowers

Early stage in spring of the "money" pods being formed

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Scientific Name: Lunaria biennis
Common Name: Money Plant
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Is grown for its papery, coin shaped seed heads that resemble oval moons. This plant is a biennial and only produces stem and foliage the first year, with flowers and fruit coming the second year and then the plant dies. It reseeds itself readily. The dried seeds are used as dried material for floral arrangements.