Money Plant AKA Silver Dollar 'Alba' Seeds

Grown for the silvery white seed pods.

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$2.50

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Also known as Silver Dollars. Money Plants are biennials that are grown for their silvery white, flattened, disc-like seed pods. Plants bloom with clusters of white flowers in the second spring, and pods form afterwards. These coin-shaped pods are attractive in dried arrangements.

To dry seed pods; cut when fully developed, bunch and hang stems upside down in an airy place until completely dry, 2-3 weeks. Remove brown husks on sides of seed pod by gently rubbing between thumb and finger.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lunaria annua
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Early Fall, Late Fall
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger Pollen may cause allergic reaction
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Mid-Spring
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Flowers are fragrant, Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50