Moluccella Bells of Ireland
This plant, with its fresh lime-green flowers, is called Bells of Ireland, pixiebells or shellflowers. Bees love to dive into their green bell-shaped calyxes. The plants produce multiple sturdy stems that will remain upright even after heavy rainfall. They can be harvested at any length. Bells of Ireland tend to keep growing, becoming ever longer. They have an excellent vase life and will easily last two weeks. Their long vase life and decorative appearance have made them very popular among florists. The annual summer blooming flower is therefore excellent an excellent choice as a cut flower and captures the attention in every border.
1 packet ≈ 1 gram ≈ 125 seeds
Annual flower seeds
All our flower seeds produce flowers that are suitable for use as cut flowers. They are also used by professional nurseries and floriculture companies. For flower seeds to be considered high-quality, they need to have outstanding germination capacity and energy and therefore yield a high percentage of flowering plants. All seeds are annuals, which means that they have a lot of growing power: they go through all the stages – from a seed to a flowering plant that, in turn, produces new seeds – in the space of just one season. Most flowers bloom for about three to five months. A rule of thumb in this is that the more flowers you pick, the faster they will grow back! All our seeds are untreated and uncoated, and are also suitable as starting material for growing organic flowers.
- Plant in moist soil to which the seeds stick for best germination.
- Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil of approx. 0.5 cm.
- Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.
- Give them a sunny spot and sufficient protection from strong winds. Support if necessary.
- Water regularly.
Moluccella laevis Bells of Ireland also dries beautifully. It is best to sow it directly where you want it to flower, in rows 25 cm apart. Store the seed in a cold place until sowing. When harvesting, you can remove the leaves between the calyces if you wish.
|Type of product||Flower seeds|
|Also known as:||Bells of Ireland, Klokken van Ierland, Muschelblume|
|Suitable as cut flower||Yes|
|Attracts bees and butterflies||Yes|
|Suitable as dried flower||yes|
|Planting depth||0,5 cm / 0,2"|
|Plant size||75 cm / 30"|
|Contains||1 packet ≈ 1 gram ≈ 125 seeds|
|Germination time||2-3 weeks|
|Growing time to bloom||11-14 weeks|