Bells of Ireland
50 Seed Pack, Moluccella laevis
Bells of Ireland, also known as Moluccella laevis, are commonly used in cut flower bouquets and dried arrangements. These plants have tall, upright stems that can reach up to three feet in height, and they produce distinctive green, bell-shaped calyxes that enclose small white flowers.
Bells of Ireland are native to the eastern Mediterranean region, but they are now grown commercially in many parts of the world, including Europe and North America. They are prized for their unique appearance and long-lasting vase life, which can be up to three weeks with proper care.
Sun: Full Sun (Morning Sun Best)
Seed depth: surface sow, uncovered
Space: 12 - 18"
Height: 2 - 3 feet tall
Germination 12 - 21 days
Sowing: Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost (preferred), keeping moist. Use a 3" peat pot tp not disturb roots. Outdoors: after last frost date, or sow in the fall (or winter sowing method) for spring germination. Note: Cold stratification increases germination. Place in fridge for 1 week prior to sowing indoors.