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Growth Type Biennial
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: May–July
Blossom Color(s): Purple, Blue, White
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

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