General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 2 to 3 ft
Plant Spread: 8-10 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Flowers are insignificant; grown for the large green cup-shaped calyx surrounding the flowers
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 14-28
Depth to plant seed: surface sow or barely cover
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis).

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Common names
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Shellflower

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Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-08-17
Location: Belarus
Date: 2018-08-12
Location: Jardin des Plantes de Paris.
Date: 2011-09-24
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-08-17
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-07-05
Beautiful Bells of Ireland in a planter
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11
Dead flower

Date: 2014-07-21
Location: Scampston Walled Garden, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-06-30
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-08-17
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2019-03-20
Spring 2019 from seed (2/9/19)
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-07-25
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-06-17
Photo by dave

Date: 2001-06-21

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Location: New Zealand
Date: 2016-03-27
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: Early summer 2006
Flowers are insignificant
Location: c
Date: Early summer 2006
Bells of Ireland
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Interlochen, MI
Date: 2012-07-09
Location: Interlochen, MI
Date: 2012-07-09
Location: Interlochen, MI
Location: Grantville, Georgia
Date: 2013-05-29
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: July
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-02
Not quite a week old.
Comments:
  • Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Jun 29, 2012 2:38 PM concerning plant:
    Be careful when harvesting seeds off this plant. There are nasty little spikes inside where the seeds are. I've pricked my fingers more than once!
Plant Events from our members
dnrevel On February 1, 2023 Seeds sown
New sowing, WS in Dixie cups in tote. Seed from seed swap. LIGHT required for germination.
dnrevel On January 2, 2021 Seeds sown
Winter Sowed on 1-2-2021. See notes for sowing.
antsinmypants On April 10, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On March 23, 2021 Seeds sown
WS - Jug 40
LyraLu On March 10, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
moved from heat mat. staying under light.
LyraLu On March 9, 2022 Seeds germinated
only 1 seed germinated
LyraLu On March 1, 2022 Seeds sown
indoors. heat mat
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