Lunaria and Michauxia: questions about blooming and pollination
I have a couple questions about two very different plants, Lunaria and Michauxia. I posted here because I think there might be people on this forum interested in both.
Lunaria annua: I'm curious how far along a plant needs to be to bloom this year. I saw plants in 4 inch pots that were a reasonable size (not desperate to be repotted, but ready to be repotted/planted). They did not have a huge number of leaves, and no sign of a central stalk. The woman at the nursery was not sure if they would bloom or not this year.
I'm also curious if there is a danger of hybridization among different Lunaria annua varieties. I have two plants of 'Pennies in Bronze' (that I expect to bloom) and was thinking about adding one of 'Rosemary Verey'. But not if there's a chance of problems.
Michauxia: Is Michauxia self-fertile? I ask because last year I had a blooming plant of M. campanuloides that as far as I'm aware of did not make seed. It was also in a 1 gallon pot in a spot with probably too much shade, if that could have made a difference.
All of these plants are/were from Annie's Annuals or other nurseries that sell her plants.
Here's a picture of the Michauxia last June: