Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)
|Sow Under Cover
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - September, 12 weeks from sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Bells of Ireland, Shell Flower
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Place the seed in the freezer a week before sowing. Sow under cover in mid spring. Pot on and plant out after last frosts. Can be direct sown in early May.
Tall spikes of fresh apple-green bells arranged all the way up the stem. An outstanding foliage plant.
One of my favourite plants for summer and autumn arranging. Put the seed in the freezer for a week before you sow it to guarantee good germination.PLEASE NOTE: The foliage on bells-of-Ireland is prickly and can be irritating to the skin. When using for cut flower material remove the leaves to avoid allergic reactions or rashes. This will also allow for the beautiful green bells to show much better.
The stems should not need staking, unless in an exposed position in high winds.