Bells of Ireland Seeds

Heirloom

#1148
Availability: In Stock
Not only Irish eyes will smile at this unusual plant. Its bright green bells with their tiny white "clappers" are always a conversation piece. Turns straw-colored when dry—a very valuable, long-lasting dried flower. The strain in this packet was selected for its superior cut and/or dried flower use. Reseeds, often producing new plants the following year from self-sown seeds.
$1.79 500 mg

Botanical Name: Moluccella laevis

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Asia and Ukraine

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: Showy part of flower is large (2") bell-like, apple-green calyx that contains tiny white flowers.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMEDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date for chilling period. Seeds will germinate when soil temperature is above 50°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in 3" biodegradable pots; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 15–35 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 plant every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest when half of the bells have opened. Be mindful of thorns when harvesting.

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striking stems
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This is one of my favorites for designing arrangements. It makes a really unusual statement in the vase.
andrea brooke

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