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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.
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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: 
May 18, 2001 to June 20, 2001May 20, 2002 to June 28, 2002June 9, 2003 to July 10, 2003May 25, 2004 to July 19, 2004June 3, 2005 to August 16, 2005May 24, 2006 to August 7, 2006May 29, 2007 to August 16, 2007June 6, 2008 to August 8, 2008May 29, 2009 to July 10, 2009May 10, 2010 to August 31, 2010July 7, 2011 to August 8, 2011May 24, 2012 to August 7, 2012May 31, 2013 to August 21, 2013May 23, 2014 to July 17, 2014June 17, 2015 to September 22, 2015June 10, 2016 to August 23, 2016June 30, 2017 to August 25, 2017May 28, 2018 to July 11, 2018May 13, 2019 to July 10, 2019

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