Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland – Moluccella laevis.

Symbolism: Bells Of Ireland flower, with their vibrant green color and their bell-like shape, are often correlated with other Celtic symbols and represent good luck, prosperity, and abundance. 

Description: Known as a shellflower, the tall flower stalks produce tiny, fragrant white flowers surrounded by apple-green calyxes clustered along vertical square green stalks. The green bell is the calyx—outer sepals surrounding the tiny white flower petals inside, and carry a slight scent described as a mix of mint, lime or apple.

Named after: It is believed that the Bells of Ireland were given their common name by an Irish flower farmer to help sell them to local garders.

Native to: Native to Turkey, Syria, and the Caucasus.

Flowering period: Bells of Ireland bloom from spring to autumn, producing one single flower stalk.

Vase life: around 7-10 days depending on the evirontment they are displayed in.

Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Bells of Ireland add both height and texture to an arrangements, boquets combined with flowers like roses and dahlias or when paired with other greens such as ferns, eucalyptus, and lilly grass. They are often the go-to for in more contemporary arrangements.

When in stock in our shops: Typically through out the year and the weeks following up to St. Patrick's Day.

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Give us a call – we’ll help you create an amazing arrangement or bouquets featuring these green beauties.

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