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Moluccella (Bells of Ireland)

Bells of Ireland is a small genus of only two species native of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle Asian regions (thus its common name is completely misleading). They are attractive and unusual annuals with a tall spike of rich light green bells (which are bracts or pseudopetals surrounding the small, rather inconspicuous white flowers inside) in summer, which are used dry in flower arrangements.
Sow preferably from summer to late autumn in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny, protected spot outside during winter. As seeds require a cooling period for several weeks seeds usually do not germinate in the same year of sowing, but in spring of the following year. Transplant to a sunny, well drained site as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
20 seeds per package.
Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)

Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)

100 (150)cm, Bells of Ireland is the more attractive and taller of the two Moluccella species. Moluccella laevis has fresh green, unusual, quite large, cup-like bracts from late summer through early autumn. The plant has a slight mint-like scent when bruised. For any rich, yet well drained soil in full sun. Seeds from a wild collection made in Anjar, Beka'a plains, Lebanon at some 1.050m. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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