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Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)

Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland) has 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.
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200 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September, 12 weeks from sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
laevis
Common name
Bells of Ireland, Shell Flower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

The stems should not need staking, unless in an exposed position in high winds.