Moluccella commonly known as Bells of Ireland, Molucca Balm, Irish Bells or Shell flower are tall, upright, branching annuals or short lived perennials found in fallow fields and on stony slopes from the Mediterranean to N.W. India. Grown for their 2 lipped hooded, bell shaped, small, white fragrant flowers from summer to autumn with unusual green flower spikes. Plants look interesting late in the season when the old spikes become dry and bleached. The colors fade to pale beige when dried.Taller plants may need to be staked in windy areas. Grows well in cool climates and usually reaches 2-3 ft. (61-91cm) in height. Dislikes heat and humidity. Frost hardy. Self seeds. Resistant to most pests and diseases.
USES: Mixed border, Annual border, Dried flower arrangements, Combine with other colorful annuals in the border or cutting bed, Containers
TOLERATES: Deer, Rabbits, Light or dappled shade, Poor soils