Thlaspi arvense ‘Green Bells’

One of the best, light, airy structural foliage plants you can grow, often sold in florists as million bells. More
5 seedlings 511094-5 £5.95 Delivery mid April
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One of the best, light, airy structural foliage plants you can grow, perfect for creating a country garden feeling bouquet. Often sold in florists as ‘Green Bells’

Perfect for relaxed, natural looking bunches and vases.

Genus Thlaspi
Group/Species arvense
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Green Bells, Pennycress
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Clay, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Since they are frost hardy, plant out young seedlings any time of year. *Note this plant is seen as a pest on pastoral land, but seed dispersion is easily managed with effective cutting and cultivation in a controlled area such as a cutting patch or greenhouse.
Care Tips Thlaspi is a cornfield annual, so the conditions are not demanding in fact they thrive on heavy disturbed clay soil. For tall strong upright plants grow in the confines of a greenhouse or alternatively grow on the cutting patch for a more natural wild looking plant. *Thlaspi can become a nuisance if it is allowed to self-seed. Cut the seed heads before they dry and save the seed to sow where you want them to grow, to prevent them running riot.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months. Green seed pods last way beyond this period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

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Thlaspi arvense ‘Green Bells’ reviews

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Rhona

Good growth of plants providing lots of plant for flower displays

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sharon

Only one seeds my survived and I Ben this one has not really got going

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Thlaspi. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 7th November 2018