With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we figured Bells of Ireland would be perfect for Flower Friday this week! Bells of Ireland are a tall green, leafy looking flower. They are not actually flowers, but enlarged calyxes, which are the outer leaves that appear at the base of most flowers. The “true flowers” are tiny, white, and fragrant, located deep within the bells. This plant, contrary to what one might think, is NOT native to Ireland. It simply gets it’s name from the green color of it’s bells. Its native habitat is the Eastern Mediterranean region. Bells of Ireland are available year-round and are a really hardy and long-lasting flower. Bells of Ireland look stunning in large wedding centerpieces. Enjoy, and have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!