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botanical name:
Moluccella laevis
Moluccella laevis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bells of Ireland, Shell flower
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.23m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: light green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Half-hardy annual grown for its spikes of very small white or purplish-pink, fragrant flowers, each surrounded by conspicuous cup-shaped, pale green calyx. Broadly ovate, deeply scalloped, pale green leaves.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed in spring.

usage:
Flower spikes may be dried.

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