Week 9 – February 24, 2020

Plant Information

Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis

Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Moluccella laevis

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Late Summer, Summer

Plant Habit: Columnar, Upright

Characteristics: Shade Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm)

Height: 24 - 32" (61 - 81cm)

Width: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Admired for its unusual spires of green, bell-formed blooms. It can be used both fresh and dried, and adds real interest to mixed bouquets.

Grower Information:

Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft.2 (32 to 40 plants/m2)
Best for: High tunnel, field
Direct sow to finish: 14 to 19 weeks
Supplied as coated seed. 

  • Unusual spires of green, bell formed blooms can be used fresh or dried, and add interest to mixed bouquets. 
  • Small, hand-shaped leaves on the flower spikes are removed after cutting for optimum ornamental value.