In this mix
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Middle), Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Part Shade
- 30cm (12in)
- Best sown direct in June, rake soil to a fine tilth and sow thinly, space rows/seeds 30cm (12in). Cover seeds lightly with soil. Can sow indoors March-April. A period of hot-cold may help with germination. Plant out after the frosts.
I’d be lost without my honesty which gardeners tend to take for granted. Once planted, it will pop up in all your shadiest corners to give dull patches brilliant glow. And I pick this to arrange with tulips by the bucket load. It’s a must for me.
You can harvest the young leaves and add them to salads or wilt them and eat them as you would spinach.
Leave the seedheads for architectural value through winter or use in dried flower arrangements