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Noun1.Molucella - small genus of aromatic herbs of Mediterranean regions; widely cultivated
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
bells of Ireland, molucca balm, Molucella laevis - aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer-shaped or bell-shaped calyx
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Molucella laevis , commonly known as 'Bells of Ireland' is a particular plant in mind here, and even though it is a native of Turkey and Syria, it still needs that little extra chill.
We are talking about all those vibrant bedding plants such as French and African marigolds, lobelia, cleome, busy lizzies, petunias, zinnias, gazanias, cosmos, molucella, felicia, helichrysum, brachycome and amaranthus, all of which can be grown inexpensively from seed.
And if you're not keen on pink there are other great combinations such as lime green molucella, royal blue gentiana or bright orange eremurus.
Bells of Ireland, Molucella laevis, don't come up to the nicotiana's shoulders but have their own unique impact ( spikes apparently covered in bright green flowers.
Related Family Members in Book: Leonotis, Mentha, Molucella, Monarda, Perovskia, Physostegia, Rosmarinus, Salvia, Solenostemon, Stachys, and Thymus
Related Family Members in Book: Lavandula, Leonotis, Mentha, Molucella, Monarda, Ocimum, Perovskia, Physostegio, Rosmarinus, Solenostemon, Stachys, and Thymus