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Bunty3Bunty3 Posts: 13

Hello thinking about planting some far as I can see (on the internet) the seeds are more readily available than plugs.  Are there any enthusiasts out there who can advise me about which ones to looking for a hardy annual variety which could produce the dried discs in the autumn...any advice would much appreciated.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    Any of the lunaria annua, the lilac or white, plain leaved or variegated, will produce the seedcases you want.

    It's a pretty undemanding plant not requiring any special treatment, and will grow in the shade or sunlight - I think it does better in the shade.


    However, it's a biennial not an annual, - sow seeds now and you'll get flowers next spring image

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  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    I only had one plant which produced seeds last year, and this year I've got loads of seedlings. The snails seem to love them, though.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    I haven't got as many of the variegated ones this year but the number of seedlings is looking good for next year.

    I agree Dove, I think it likes the shade, it  looks best of all under trees

    Snails haven't bothered mine landgirl, maybe I've got something they like better

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bunty3Bunty3 Posts: 13

    Oh thanks girl and nut cutlet such a fast response, will plant and wait...luckily I have much shade to be filled so sounds ideal

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