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ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 181
A few years ago I saw white honesty plants growing in the hedgerow - I wish I had kept a check on them and saved some seeds at the time, as there has been no sign of them since. Does anyone grow white honesty ... or did I imagine it?!
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  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,019
    I've had the purple one in my garden but the white variety is available.  This RHS link shows a list of suppliers: Lunaria annua var. albiflora|white-flowered honesty/RHS Gardening
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,280
    It exists.
    However if grown with the purple variety, the offspring are mostly purple.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,532
    My neighbours have a garden full of self-seeded honesty atm.
    Mostly purple but many white too.
    It's the only flowering plants they grow.
    Some seeds drift into my garden so I have a few too - all purple
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,441
    I just grow the white one, from seed kindly sent me a few years ago by @Lyn.  It's very easy from seed but unfortunately I'm not allowed to send you seed from Ireland... but maybe Lyn has some spare?
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705
    edited 13 May
    Pics...seen in a friends garden last year..loved it.



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    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 181
    They look lovely! That will be amazing when it produces the seed 'pods'. 😀
    I'm glad they do exist ... I was beginning to doubt myself because I had only seen them once in the hedgerow.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    Mine are still all white,  I can save seeds for you, send a private message and I’ll note your address. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,052
    It’s easy enough to buy the white seed. I don’t grow many pink flowers. 


    I’m trying the perennial version this year. Does anyone else grow that too? 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,280
    There is also this one, with variegated leaves.


    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 181
    Goodness, I didn't realise there were so many varieties!
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