Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis) are renowned for their showy, cup-shaped green calyxes (leaves) which cover its small white flowers.  It is part of the Mint Family (Lamiaceae) and is also known as "Shell Flower."

ORIGIN: Native to Western Asia, Turkey, Syria, and the Caucasus.  The genus Moluccella gets its name from the Indonesian Molucca Islands, which were erroneously believed to be the flower's point of origin.


CARE & HANDLING: Trim stems and place into a clean container with fresh, clean water. Remove any foliage below the water, and keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts.  Replenish water as needed.