Spires of bell shaped blooms in a fresh shade of apple-green. Bells of Ireland makes a long lasting addition to mixed bouquets and floral arrangements. Can be used fresh or dried. A lovely light, fruity scent.
Plant type: annual
Planting depth: surface sow
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 12”
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to sow:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Germination can be erratic, but chilling seeds in refrigerator 1-2 weeks before sowing will help. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. May also be direct sown in early spring as soon as you can work the soil. Pinching is not necessary.
Bells of Ireland tend to prefer cooler weather, so plant as soon as conditions allow. Harvest stems when blooms are roughly half way open. 90-110 days to maturity.