Bells of Ireland Seeds
Bells of Ireland
are a striking, unique and lucky addition to your home garden. These unique flowers have been cultivated since 1570. Their name, Bells of Ireland
, leads many gardeners to wrongly assume they are from Ireland. In fact, these tall, apple-green “bells” are named after the Molucca Islands in Indonesia. These flowers are also native to Western Asia, Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus.
The flowers of this plant are considered a symbol of good luck. Bells of Ireland
flowers are delicate and have a strong lemon or vanilla like scent. The flowers have a very unusual lime green color and dramatic spikes making them great at the back of the garden and in flower arrangements. They also make a great dried flower and turn a lovely straw color when dry.
If you have problems with deer or rabbits in your garden, these flowers are a good choice as they have proven to be resistant to both.
Cold temperatures are important for germination and your Bells of Ireland
seeds should either be chilled in the fridge for 5 days or soaked in warm water for 3-4 hours prior to planting.
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