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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Green giant is bell of the ball BELLS of Ireland is a strange beauty.
Bells of Ireland, Moluccella laevis, is a firm favourite with flower arrangers for its bellshaped green flowers, which can be successfully cut and dried.
Bells of Ireland, Moluccella laevis, is a firm favourite with flower arrangers for its bell-shaped green flowers, which can be successfully cut and dried.
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. But all eyes were drawn to the wall adorned with the paintings created by Palmer Home's children; each painting was available for sale to party patrons, with proceeds directly benefiting the organization.
Must haves for me every year include annuals, Mollucella Laevis (Bells of Ireland) for their vivid green bell-shaped calyces on long, twisted stems and Amaranthus viridus (Love lies bleeding) for its lime green tassels, both great for combining with the hotter shades of cactus dahlias, sunflowers and zingy shades of zinnia.
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.