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ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
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?!


  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 2,795
    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
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,381
    It exists.
    However if grown with the purple variety, the offspring are mostly purple.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,974
    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

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,218
    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?
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,594
    edited May 2022
    Pics...seen in a friends garden last year..loved it.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    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 Posts: 22,889
    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 Posts: 17,403
    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 Posts: 14,381
    There is also this one, with variegated leaves.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    Goodness, I didn't realise there were so many varieties!
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