Molucella laevis

Botanical Name: Molucella laevis

Common Name(s): Bells of Ireland

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Description:

These curious-looking plants flower in summer. Small, white flowers on a tall stem are enclosed by a green calyx. Sow seed directly in spring and don’t cover; space seedlings 300mm apart. Do not overwater and feed monthly. Flowers 12 weeks from germination. They are generally grown for flower arranging

Family: – Lamiaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: mo-lu-SEL-la LAY-vis

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Low Maintenance
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:Small, white flowers are carried on a tall stem during Summer and are enclosed by a green calyx.Flowers appear 12 weeks after germination.Flowering time: • October • November • December • January • February
Foliage

Description: Grown for its foliage this herbaceous annual forms silver-grey or blue-green coloured leaves with a smooth texture.

Interesting Info
These plants are generally grown for flower arranging.
Maintenance
Do not overwater and feed monthly.
Origin
Syria, Turkey, Caucasus
Size
Height: 60 cmSpread: 60-90 cm
Uses
Use this plant as cut flower material for flower arranging.
Uses in landscape design
This plant does well in mixed borders.
When to Sow
Spring
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