Bells of Ireland
Bells of Ireland Seeds - Tall unusual flowers with lush green bells - The Enigma.
Approx 25 seeds
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Looking to make a statement – than look no further then Bells of Ireland, such an enigma, blurring the lines between flower and foliage. In the loveliest shade of light green, and masses of bell shaped flower this will certainly get peoples heads turning. Amazing vase life (2 weeks!) and can be dried too. A must in anyone’s cutting garden.
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Mid spring. 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Or autumn sow and allow mother nature to work her magic.
How: 3mm deep. Cold stratification required if sown mid spring (or autumn sown if you live in a frost free area) place seeds in the fridge for 4 weeks prior to sowing.
Where: Full sun - partial shade
Days to maturity: 90-130 days. Depends on when you've sown and how long you want the stem length.
Pick: When the bells are formed and it's reached the desired stem length. Remove the lower leaves as these tend to turn yellow (I personally prefer to remove all but the top leaves). 2+ weeks vase life.
Notes From The Garden
Branches readily - So either pinch, or wait until the 1st main stem is mature and cut. Smaller side branches keep growing.
Image: Barrhill Blooms