• History Blooms at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia

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    Peggy Cornett at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello tells us that
    The hardy annual Larkspur, Consolida ajacis, re-seeds abundantly in the Monticello Flower Gardens. Jefferson noted Larkspur blooming at Shadwell in July 1767, thought it suitable for naturalizing at Monticello "in the open ground on the west" in 1771, and sowed seed around his Roundabout flower border on April 8, 1810.
    Larkspur, Consolida ajacis
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  • History Blooms at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia

    History Blooms at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia

    1 month ago - By It's About Time

    Peggy Cornett at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello tells us that
    In 1811 Thomas Jefferson recorded the planting of “Lathyrus odoratus. Sweet scented pea" in an oval flower bed at Monticello. Painted Lady Sweet Pea is a highly scented, pink and white bicolor variety, which was in cultivation by the 1730s and popular in American gardens through the 19C.
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