Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

(Carole) Cleveland, TX(Zone 9a)

Here is a bloom stalk of Bells of Ireland, with various stages of a bell's maturity (fresh blooms, no bloom/green seeds, dry bell with mature seeds).

(Dave, if these first 2 pics are not necessary, you may remove them.)

Common name: Bells of Ireland
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Moluccella
Species laevis

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Thumbnail by Cajun2
Jacksonville, IL(Zone 5a)

This is one of my favorite plants! And it grows easily from seed. I had never seen it until a couple of years ago when in Urbana, IL and they had used it for city plannings. I only managed to grow one this year, so I hope it does well.

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