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Money Plant

Lunaria moneta

Honesty, or Money Plant, is named for its showiest feature—its two-foot stalks festooned with silvery, coin-shaped seedpods. It was among the first European flowers grown in American gardens and was valued for its seed pods and edible roots. Seeing the small purple flowers on April 25, 1767, Jefferson remarked, "Lunaria still in bloom, an indifferent flower."

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Growth Type: 
Biennial
Color(s): 
purple
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
Winding Flower Walk
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
March 22, 2012 to May 17, 2012May 23, 2014 to June 15, 2014May 18, 2015 to June 16, 2015June 11, 2019

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