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||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zone|
|Full Sun to Light Shade||Transplant||Surface Sow||1' apart||2-3'||5-8|