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A tall, sturdy cultivated bellflower with large blue, pink, or white flowers.
- ‘Plants that may require staking to hold their blooms high include Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and verbascums, with foxgloves and delphiniums in the upper garden zones.’
- ‘Planted along with traditional peonies, irises and chrysanthemums, are lupines, veronicas and Canterbury bells, a contemporary feature rarely seen in Japanese gardens.’
- ‘Pink Canterbury bells will provide beautiful pink blooms from later spring to the early weeks of summer.’
Late 16th century: named after the bells on Canterbury pilgrims' horses (see canter).
Canterbury bell/ˈkan(t)ərˌbərē ˌbel/
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