Molucella (Bells of Ireland)
Molucella, (otherwise known as Bells of Ireland and Shell Flower, often miss spelt 'Moluccella'), is native to Turkey and Syria. Molucella is a member of the mint family and is a very popular wedding flower.
The tiny white flowers of molucella are surrounded by bell shaped green petals , (hence the name ‘Bells of Ireland’), and grow all the way up the length of a single stem.
In Victorian times molucella was the symbol of good luck.
Molucella is available as a cut flower in the wholesale flower markets and is sold in wraps of 10 stems. Stem lengths vary between 60cm and 100cm tall.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut molucella please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Remove the lower foliage from the stems.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the molucella in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the molucella in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.