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
Growth Type: Biennial
Blossom Color(s): Purple, Blue, White
Hardiness Zones: 5–8
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun