Moluccella laevis, the Bells-of-Ireland, Bells of Ireland, Molucca balmis, shellflower or shell flower, is a summer flowering annual, native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. It is cultivated for its spikes of flowers. In the language of flowers, it represents luck.
The plants themselves will reach a height of roughly 30 inches tall and can spread 10 to 12 inches wide. Grown as an annual flowering plant, Bells of Ireland will grow quickly from fresh flower seeds.
For best results grow Moluccella laevis in moist but well-drained soil. Sow seed undercover in early spring and plant out when all risk of frost has passed.