Known mainly for its beautiful seed pods (resembling coins and commonly used in dry flower arrangements) this annual or biennial plant native the Balkans also shines as a low maintenance edible. The young leaves, flower buds, flowers, and seeds are all edible, with a spicy mustard flavor. The purplish-pink flowers make a delicious and beautiful addition to salads. Once established, Honesty easily self-sows, so if you don’t want them to come back be sure to harvest the lovely seed heads before they break open. It self-sows so readily that many people assume it's a perennial! It has naturalized across North America to such an extent that many people assume it's a native plant.
Our seed was produced by Aaron Parker of Edgewood Nursery in Maine.
Growing Tips: Very easy to grow. Thrives in partial shade or sun.