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    The One to Watch for 2015

    22nd May 2014GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    You heard it here first folks – Lunaria ‘Chedglow’. I first saw this darkly refined relative of the common purple honesty when I visited Bramdean House in Hampshire. Victoria Wakefield was full of praise for it but said it was difficult to source. Today I spotted it on Avon Bulbs stand and bought myself a packet of 10 seeds for £4. Quite an investment as honesty has a reputation for growing where and how it likes rather than where and how we want it to – and the packet also warns that it will cross with its common relatives. Still, I suspect that even now designers are planning to incorporate in next year’s garden and Avon Bulbs, brilliant nurserymen that they are, are propagating like mad. Beautiful pink flowers of Lunaria Chedglow