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Canterbury Bells Seeds (Campanula medium)

$2.95
Item #:
631006
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631006
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Canterbury Bells were among the first imported flowers grown in colonial American gardens, where they were valued for their blue, bell-shaped flowers as well as for their edible roots.  In 1812, Thomas Jefferson recorded sowing the "Bellflower" at Monticello; this may have been Canterbury Bells, a biennial, or one of the perennial Campanula species available at the time. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Sow seeds indoors in summer and transplant the seedlings to individual pots before moving to the garden in early fall.  The plants will establish crowns of leaves before heavy frost and bloom late the next spring.  Approximately 150 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Days to Emerge  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zones 
Full Sun to Light Shade Transplant Surface Sow 14-21 1' apart 2-3' 5-8

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