Bells of Ireland

Availability: March – June

Common name: Bells-of-Ireland, shell flower, Molucca balmis
Genus Name: Molucella laevis
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: Western Asia.
How long do they last? 5-10 days.

Molucella laevis are tall flowering stalks with tiny little white or lilac flowers, enveloped by a bell-shaped apple green calyx. There are only four species of which just one is commonly grown.

Did you know?

Bells-of-ireland stand for luck, and are often used on St. Patrick’s Day.

Care tips

Recut stems and place in fresh water with flower food. Keep the flowers away from side-lighting, as they are phototropic. This means that they follow the sun and bend towards it.