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lunaria annua?

rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

hi as most of you know i'm too useless to be able to upload photos... i saw a plant in botanical gardens yesterday, white flowers, 4 petals, didn't really seem to have spikes like honesty but possibly rain battered, it was around 8 ins high and smelled heavenly, what could it be? of course no label if i want to know what something is there never is! could it be lunaria or is it a stock? a phlox?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    8 inches is a bit small but sweet rocket has similar flowers to honesty, smells lovely and comes in white. Honesty also comes in white but the scent is less. 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Difficult with out a picture rosemummy, it could be all three.

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    I know, sorry, gardens are a minute from our house so go most days, I,ll ask, though I,ve asked things before and got a few 'don't knows'

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266

    Did it look like this Rosemummy? 


     Sweet rocket (hesperis matronalis) bashed by the rain image

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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Hi dove yes it does but a lot more flowers,I think it is that, wonder if it'd flower this year if I plant seeds? Read (I think) that you can direct sown may?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    They're very easy from seed, they do it themselves once you get them started. But your flowers will be probably be next year. It's a biennial or short lived perennial.

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thanks nut, on my shopping list, hoping to get to gc this week

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    after much research and asking at garden centre who hadn't a clue...more onthat later... the flowers i saw are mathiola incana, sarah raven sells seeds and plants

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