Bells of Ireland Seeds

These attractive flower spikes add bright-green color and texture to mixed bouquets.

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$2.95
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Details

These attractive flower spikes add bright-green color and texture to mixed bouquets. The long stems are covered with bell-shaped flowers centered with tiny, white blooms. They have a lovely sour apple scent. Excellent in dried arrangements too!

This aromatic herb got its name from its common use in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations but is native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. The plant made its way to Europe from Syria in 1570 and found its way to the Americas in the Victorian era. It was first cultivated in Belgium for use in the perfume industry upon its introduction to Europe.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Moluccella laevis
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Just Cover; barely cover with soil
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Good Fall Color, Grown for Foliage, Herbaceous, Smooth-Textured
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are fragrant, Flowers are good for cutting, Provides winter interest, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50