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Not only Irish eyes will smile at this unusual plant. Its bright green bells with their tiny white “clappers” are always a conversation piece. Turns straw-colored when dry—a very valuable, long-lasting dried flower. The strain in this packet was selected for its superior cut and/or dried flower use. Reseeds, often producing new plants the following year from self-sown seeds.

Botanical Name: Moluccella laevis
Family: Lamiaceae
Native: Asia and Ukraine
Hardiness: Annual
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall
Variety Information: Showy part of flower is large (2″) bell-like, apple-green calyx that contains tiny white flowers.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMEDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date for chilling period. Seeds will germinate when soil temperature is above 50°F.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in 3″ biodegradable pots; roots sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 15–35 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 plant every 12″

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest when half of the bells have opened. Be mindful of thorns when harvesting.

60 seeds.