Molucella laevis

Photo: Nina Pope 08.09.12

Molucella laevis

Molucella laevis - Bells of Ireland

Flowering Annual - Edible?: Inedible

Chiltern Seeds say: "How fashions change! Less than 20 years agothis plant was relegated to
the wild garden - now, with the enormous interest in floral art, ithas,
with its enormous green, bell-like calyces surrounding the flowers
proper, become one of the flower arranger's favourite subjects. An
excellent cut flower, it is also useful for winter decoration. The
flowers themselves are fragrant and, a fact we bet you didn't know
before, it "makes an excellent subject for skeletonising" (1900
gardening dictionary). 1½ ft."

In Sunday 27th May 2012

  • Planted Out by Group, Sun 27th May '12
  • Harvested by Nina, Sat 8th Sep '12
    Flowers for the NGS day
  • Harvested by Nina, Sat 22nd Sep '12
    For flower arranging competetion at Harvest Festival
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