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Canterbury Bells

Campanula medium

Jefferson planted "Bellflower" on both sides of the roundabout flower border in 1812. The biennial Canterbury bell, like the Hollyhock and the Sweet William, is typically associated with early American flower gardens.

Growth Type: 
Biennial
Color(s): 
Purple, Blue, White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 18 to 2001 Jun 202002 May 20 to 2002 Jun 282003 Jun 9 to 2003 Jul 102004 May 25 to 2004 Jul 192005 Jun 3 to 2005 Aug 162006 May 24 to 2006 Aug 72007 May 29 to 2007 Aug 162008 Jun 6 to 2008 Aug 82009 May 29 to 2009 Jul 102010 May 10 to 2010 Aug 312011 Jul 7 to 2011 Aug 82012 May 24 to 2012 Aug 72013 May 31 to 2013 Aug 212014 May 23 to 2014 Jul 172015 Jun 17
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