bells of Ireland


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bells of Ireland

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An annual plant (Moluccella laevis) in the mint family native to western Asia, grown for its long stems covered with persistent green bell-shaped calyces.

bells of Ireland

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(Plants) (functioning as singular) an annual garden plant, Moluccella laevis, whose flowers have a green cup-shaped calyx: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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Noun1.bells of Ireland - aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer-shaped or bell-shaped calyx
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Molucella, Molucella - small genus of aromatic herbs of Mediterranean regions; widely cultivated
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Champagne-colored linens were an elegant backdrop for floral arrangements including white and pale green hydrangeas, white garden roses, Vendela roses, seeded eucalyptus, and bells of Ireland.
The garden, which is generally closed to the public, is looked after by a team of cathedral gardeners, who cultivate a range of flowers including dahlia, roses and bells of Ireland.
Garden Vista Bouquet: Wild beauty and traditional flowers meet in this exquisite bouquet of lavender roses, purple iris, yellow button poms, sword fern, and Bells of Ireland.
Here, she works with lilies, Gerbera daisies, bells of Ireland, button mums, twigs and an assortment of greens from her yard.
Some flowers you can pick at their peak and hang to dry: celosia, cockscomb, globe amaranth, strawflowers, statice, and bells of Ireland, and instead of dead heads get material for lovely dried bouquets.
I simply love bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis) which hails from Central Asia.
SARAH likes to use Bells of Ireland or moluccella (below), which produces tall spires clothed in apple-green cups to make an interesting silhouette in her arrangements.
It's happened again--he's ordered four boxes of Bells of Ireland, a lanky green plant that looks like a monochromatic stalk of snapdragons, and no one can find them.
p CUT flowers such as bells of Ireland for dried winter arrangements.
SOW seeds of flowers, including sweet peas, Bells of Ireland, nemesia, tobacco plant, African and French marigolds and alyssum.
Many of the flowers that will go on both floats are exotic, such as pin cushion proteas, bells of Ireland, red torch ginger, antheriums and haliconias.