Flowers Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland
Flower Seed

Product ID: 1028

Productive annual foliage crop.

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 a 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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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 (1.7-4.4°C) before 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" containers 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.

Sun/Part Shade.

Well-drained soil.



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.

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

Moluccella laevis

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Moluccella laevis

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
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