Contrary to the name, "bells of Ireland" are not actually from Ireland. The reason they got this name is because of their luscious green color leaves. They are a member of the mint family and are from Western Asia. Bells of Ireland are also known as "shell flowers" and can grow up to 2-3 feet tall. Like baby's breath they make a great dried flower. In arrangements they make wonderful decorative flowers. These flowers are a symbol of good luck and are often used around St. Patrick's Day.