Moluccella laevis/Bells of Ireland

Moluccella laevis / Moluccella laevis
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Scientific Name: Moluccella laevis
Common Name: Bells of Ireland
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Bells of Ireland, an annual that is highly regarded in the florist industry for both fresh arrangements and dried arrangements. Sow seeds in the deep South in fall for the spring garden. The stalks dry nicely preserving their natural color. This is an annual that has been grown since 1570 and is a great choice for the cottage garden and in flower beds where relatively tall growing plants are needed for background.