Molucella Laevis has lovely apple green bracts of bell-like appearance held on 60cm tall upright stems. It acts as a foil to flowers, giving texture & form and adding interest.
It is great for cut flower use and for drying. It is however a little temperamental and needs a bit of care to help with germination which can be erratic but well worth the extra attention.
Molucella Laevis Bells of Ireland Cut Flower Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx. 125 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow:||April-May.|
|Site Conditions:||Full sun, well-drained soil.|
|How to Sow:||Seed first needs ‘stratification’ which means put in a fridge for 5 days. Then direct sow seed outside every 25cm, in rows 25cm apart. Germination may take between 14-28 days. They can be started off in a greenhouse first (this will help to ensure a plant will be at each station), but still ‘stratify’ the seed first and harden off for 3-4 days before planting out.|
|Care:||Keep watered and carefully weed.|
|Flowers:||Pick when fully opened and remove leaves from stems before placing in vase of water. Takes 3-4 months from sowing – July onwards.|
When to Sow your Molucella Laevis ‘Bells of Ireland’ Cut Flower Seeds
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