Flowers Bells of Ireland Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Seed

Product ID: 1028

Selected strain for cut flower use.

Add fresh, bright-green color and texture to mixed bouquets. Long stems covered with bright apple-green, bell-shaped, 2" calyxes centered with tiny, white blooms. Use as spike or filler flower. Excellent in dried arrangements too. Blooms have a lovely, sour apple scent. Also known as bells-of-Ireland and shellflower. Ht. 24-48". Avg. 4,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/4 Ounce

$5.55
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1/2 Ounce

$8.95
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1 Ounce

$16.35
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 12-21 days at 65-68°F (18-20°C). For the best germination, chill seeds for 1-2 weeks at 35-40°F (18-20°C) before sowing.

SOWING: Staking may be necessary to support plants.
Direct seed (recommended): Sow in early spring when soil is 50-60°F (10-16°C). Do not cover seed as light is required for germination.
Transplant: Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost in individual 3" pots or cell packs, as plants have taproots and do not transplant well. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seed with displaced soil. Harden off and transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 10-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Harvest regularly to promote bloom of side shoots.
Fresh: When flowers are 1/2 open and green.
Dried: When the bells have become firm to the touch.

USES:
Fresh or dried cut flower, back of beds, borders, or cottage gardens.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Moluccella laevis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 - 110 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant Ideal for Drying and Crafts