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Growth Type Perennial
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Planting Conditions Full Sun and Heavy Shade
TJ Documented Plant Yes

Clear blue, funnel-shaped flowers bloom on slender, 2'-3' stems in early summer. Lewis and Clark discovered this desirable perennial along the Missouri River in 1806.

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Typical Blooming Dates: April - October
Color(s): Purple
Location at Monticello: West Lawn Bed and Vegetable Garden

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.