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Bells of Ireland Seeds

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Bells of Ireland Seeds

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Moluccella laevis

 |250 Seeds|

 

Showy 2' long flower spikes that add contrasting lime green color in the garden. The flowers can be used as a cut flower or dried arrangements. Sow seeds direct outside in early spring or in mildest climates sow seeds in fall for winter blooming.Heat tolerant, however does not perform well in climates that are both hot and humid. Refrigerate seed for a week before planting. For long lasting blooms fertilize regularly. Package (250 seeds).

Tips on How to Grow Bells of Ireland

 

90-100 Days to Flower 24-36"Tall

Showy 2' long flower spikes that add contrasting lime green color to the garden. The flowers can be used as a cut flower or for dried arrangements. Germination is 12-21 days.

Direct Sow 2 weeks before last frost, or in mild climates sow seeds in fall for winter blooming. Press the seed gently into the soil but do not cover and keep soil moist until emergence, thin when seedling has first true leaves. Space 10-12" apart.

GARDEN HINTS: Refrigerate seed for a week before planting, for long lasting blooms fertilize regularly. Harvest regularly to promote blooms.. Mature size: Height: 24-36 inches (60-90 cm). Width: 9 inches (23 cm). Flowering period: August. Flowering attributes: Green calyx surrounding a small, white, fragrant flower on flower spikes. Leaf attributes: Two and a half inch long, pale green leaves. Light: Full sun to partial shade. Soil: Neutral, moist, well-drained. Feeding: Add a complete organic fertilizer when planting. Feed monthly for best results.

Propagation Methods: Sow seed in site in spring after last heavy frost, or mid-May to mid-June. To get an early start, sow seed indoors in April. Cover seed lightly. Germinate at temperatures of 55 - 64º F (13 - 18º C). Do not cover with soil, as the seeds need light to germinate. Germination will normally occur within 20-35 days. Harden seedlings off and plant outdoors after last frost. 

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