Pixie Bells

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pixie bells - typically ranging from coral to lilac in color, these small perenial flowers at first appear to be strangely colored ferns. Close inspection shows that each branch of the 'fern' is in fact a series of tiny blossoms nested inside each other until you reach the tip. Though quite pretty to some, they use wind-born pollentation, and during the autumn their pollen tends to form a pinkish dusting on everything nearby. Furthermore, many Mice and some other Cyantians are mildly allergic to the pollen. Properly cut and dried, the flowers are pollen-free, and their delicate look makes them popular in floral arrangements. Growers should note that they fare best in partial or full shade, and require loose, moist soil or humus much like ferns.