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Botanical Name: Molucella laevis
Common Name(s): Bells of Ireland
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
Semi Frost Hardy
Description: Grown for its foliage this herbaceous annual forms silver-grey or blue-green coloured leaves with a smooth texture.