Bells of Ireland Seeds


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unusually bright apple green bells

Bells of Ireland is a wonderful choice for cut flowers with fresh green clustered foliage that offer a unique point of interest.

why it's special:

  • Within each bell is a small white vanilla smelling flower
  • Great for cut flowers
  • Grows in most light conditions

when to sow


when to harvest

About sweet basil 'genovese'

Genovese basil is a variety of sweet basil that is native to Italy. Its vigorous, large leaves have a sweet, slightly spicy flavour. Genovese basil grows bright green, slightly crinkled leaves that can grow up to 8cm long. They are excellent for pesto, a caprise salad in the sun and other dishes that call for a big bunch of fresh basil leaves. In fact, Genovese basil uses are much the same as with any other sweet basil plant.

In The Records

Basil has been around for over 4,000 years. Throughout history, Basil was believed to have almost magical powers. It was used as an antidote for snake bites, and was believed to give strength during religious fasting.
Features Perfect for pots, great cut flowers and pollinator-friendly
Locations Containers and garden beds
Effort Level Needs some love
Botanical Name Ocimum Basilicum 'Genovese'
Other Names Basil + Kiss-Me-Nicholas.
Plant Type Annual
Pot Size 25 cm
Pet/Baby Safe Yes.
Number of Seeds 200
Sowing Tips Sow seeds directly in warm, damp well drained soil lightly covered. Keep in a sunny spot until germination.

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