You may see silver dollar seeds in catalogs listed as Lunaria annua, also known as the money plant. The silver dollar plant is a 3-foot tall beauty that blooms with purple flowers from late spring into early summer. The plant takes its name from the silver, papery fruit pods commonly used in dried flower arrangements. Silver dollar plant is hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 5 through 11. In zones 9 through 11, plant the silver dollar seeds in the fall; other gardeners should plant in the spring when the ground can be worked.
Things You'll Need
- Garden fork
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Choose a sunny to partially shady site in which to plant the silver dollar seeds.
Use a garden fork to break up the soil in the bed to a fine consistency and then rake it smooth.
Water the top 6 inches of soil and allow it to drain.
Place the silver dollar seeds on the soil and cover them with 1/4 inch of perlite.
Keep the soil barely moist while the seeds germinate, which should occur within two weeks.
Thin the silver dollar plants to 1 foot apart when they reach 3 inches tall. Remove and compost or dispose of the weaker plants.