A picture of a Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Moluccella spp.

Ballota nigra 2005.06.19 10.13.06-p6190007 by Michael Becker (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bells of Ireland Overview

A genus of 8 species of usually annual, occasionally short-lived perennial, plants in the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Central and Southwestern Asia. They have an erect, upright habit with ovate, toothed leaves and unusual flowers comprising large green bell-shaped calyces surrounding small two-lipped flowers. Commonly known as bells of Ireland, or Irish bell flower, cultivated species such as M. laevis are used in dried flower arrangements.

How to propagate Bells of Ireland

Seed

Propagate by seed sown under glass in spring.

Other uses of Bells of Ireland

Grown for their flowers that may be dried successfully.

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