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Bells of Ireland (125 seeds) (FL140) $2.50

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Bells of Ireland

         
 
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Bells of Ireland (Moluccella Laevis) is a hardy annual that will do well in poor soil, even under drought conditions. These attractive spikes of white flowers and apple-green calyces will germinate and grow under harsh conditions, and they require very little to truly thrive. This aromatic herb got its name from its common use in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations but is native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. The plant made its way to Europe from Syria in 1570 and found its way to the Americas in the Victorian era. It was first cultivated in Belgium for use in the perfume industry upon its introduction to Europe. Due to its origins, the plant requires hot temperatures, a humid environment and ample water to truly thrive, but will perform in most conditions given warm enough temperatures. The tall spikes make excellent greenery for floral decorations and have a minty fragrance when fresh!

 
Bells of Ireland
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mamagardener
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
January 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Low-Maintenance for Outcome!

What are the cons? Celery-like leaves

Review:

I put these seeds in the ground near a dripline and was not expecting much, due to me not fertilizing at all, and the poor soil there outside the garden. They came up large and beautiful without any other work! I do prefer the look of these in floral arrangements without the celery-like leaves that pop out here and there, so I would strip those off each time. Their life as a cut flower is great, though I would have to change the water now and then as they tend to make it cloudy. Lovely flower!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Corona, CA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Bells of Ireland
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting Flower

What are the cons? Have not planted them yet.

Review:

The first time I ever got these flowers was a few years ago at work for an anniversary flower arrangement. At the time I did not know the name of them and called them elf ears. I also didn't know you could easily get the seeds and plant them. I am excited to try my hand at growing Bells of Ireland.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LazyGardener
Location:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Date:
December 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Yes please
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? pretty, unusual, adaptable

What are the cons? thorns during seed collection

Review:

Unusual. Pretty. Can still grow with little care. Even in dry, terrible soil these things germinated and grew...just tiny! These beautiful flowers are so prolific they bloomed in spring and fall! Easy to collect seed, just watch out for the thorns on the back of the flowers after blooming. I cannot wait to grow them in fertile soil this year! Definitely a 'keeper'.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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35 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robyn
Date:
August 1, 2011
          5.0
 
Really unusual flower and easy to grow
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

We have dry sandy soil and not many flowers thrive there. But these Bells came up with very little fuss; I seeded them in the fall and forgot about them and then was very surprised to see them this spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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39 out of 43 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tanzi
Date:
April 24, 2010
          5.0
 
Great Green Flower
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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These were a wonderful addition to our flower garden, very easy to grow from seed. We have numerous seedling coming up in the garden from the flowers reseeding. The flowers seem to last a very long time, much longer than other flowers. My 5 yr old son was especially fond of these since they are a boy color! I am glad to have found this great flower.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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