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Lunaria Annua

Botanical Name:

Lunaria annua

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herbaceous Perennial, Weed

Lifespan

Biennial

Flower

2-6 inch terminal racemes of pink, white, or purple 1/2 inch deeply clawed flowers with branching veins. Bloom time is late spring to summer and they have a pleasant fragrance.

Fruit

Paper-thin, flat, orbicular, flat silicle, silver dollar sized fruits that become translucent with age and resemble a full moon, hence one of the common names. Septums are pearly white in color.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Brassicales

Family

Brassicaceae

Genus

Lunaria

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