Honesty (Judas Medal)

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An attractive purple flowering plant that is attractive to butterflies. Thanks its name to the seed pods of this plant look like shimmering medals.

Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. This plant is recommended specifically by the RHS as part of the RHS plants for pollinators scheme. This scheme helps gardeners to easily identify plants that encourage bees and pollinators back into the garden.

The Judas Medal is a biennial flowering plant and owes its name to the round seed pods that look like medals. The rich shades of purple flowers are between 2.5 to 3 cm in size and are grouped at the top of an upright stalk.

The Judas Medal is particularly attractive to butterflies who enjoy its nectar-rich blooms.

When the plant has finished flowering, you can enjoy the special seed pods in their own right as foliage of white shimmery circles.

Scientific Name
Lunaria annua
Hardy
No
Perennial
Yes
Plant Colour
Purple
Growing Conditions
Partial Shade, Sunlight
Grows to
50-80
Pot Sizes
2Litre
Soil Type
Well Drained, Light, Sandy, Clay, Heavy, Moist, Chalky, Alkaline, Acidic
Flowering Months
May, Jun., Jul.
Picking Months
Apr., May
Planting Months
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Suitable Wildlife
Bee, Butterfly, Insect