Flowers, without a doubt, add color and beauty to life. Bell-shaped flowers are unique flower species that come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. They make beautiful landscapes, beautify weddings, and color every occasion. Bell-like flowers are easy to cultivate and tend to and some, once grown, appear seasonally each year.
They come from seven different families, and most of them can thrive under extreme climates with moderate amounts of water. Most bell-like flowers can do well in any type of soil, making them easy and convenient to grow if you choose to cultivate them in your garden as a hobby.
Below is a list of 17 organic and eye-catching bell-shaped flower species you might want to add to your garden or hanging basket.
1) Peach Leaf Bell-Flower
The Peach Leaf Bell-Flower (scientific name Campanula Dersicifolia ‘La Bell’) is one showy bell shaped flower plant that is hard to ignore. Bright purple in color, its magnificence is visible in direct sunlight where it thrives. It requires moderate amounts of water, and it can brighten your work in so many ways.
From being a natural ground cover to being a fresh-cut flower, Peach Leaf Bell-Flower can make a beautiful dinner or wedding bouquet. Its beauty and unique scents attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to it, and this can be fun to watch. This bell-like flower is a self-pollinating flower that can be grown in containers during winter and transplanted outside in springtime. This bell-shaped flower can be grown from seeds or underground rhizomes.
Bluebells are resilient bell shaped flowers that can be grown in containers or the garden. They can withstand frost, so they’re mostly suitable for winter or spring sowing. Stunning and irresistibly pretty, bluebells have an alluring sweet smell that draws bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to them.
Bluebells also thrive in Fall and should be planted about 4 feet deep in the soil for effective germination to take place. It requires minimal sunlight and water, so it’s best grown in partial shade.
The good thing about these particular small bell-shaped flowers is that they do not attract rabbits, squirrels, or such wildlife, so if you live near wildlife habitats, you can grow them conveniently in your garden and suffer no loss.
However, their sweet smell and beauty attract pets and children, so great care should be taken to avoid them turning your garden into a playground.
3) Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis)
Lily of the valley is sometimes referred to as Maybells. They are unique flower species that grow naturally in forests or woodland vegetation. These beautiful tiny flowers that look like bells are white and grow in moist soils with minimal shade, making them thrive better in swampy areas.
The plant stems can grow as high as two inches then bloom in early winter and late spring. After flowering, the plant produces red berries. Lily of the valley is a natural herb that grows from underground rhizomes but can also be grown from seeds.
4) Coral Bells
Coral bells are sometimes called alumroot. They are tall bell-shaped flowers that come in shades of white, red, or pink. These flowers appear in late spring and are available throughout the season until the onset of summer. Coral Bells thrive in woodland gardens with partial shade and sunlight.
5) Canterbury Bellflower (Campanula Medium)
Canterbury Bellflower is a gorgeous biennial flower that comes in shades of white, purple, pink, and blue. They can grow as tall as 2 feet in direct sunlight of full shade. These bell-shaped flowers can be grown from seeds in a type of soil with moderate amounts of water and blooms in late spring until the onset of the summer season.
6) Foxgloves (Digitalis Purpurea)
Foxgloves are tall, tubelike small bell-shaped flowers. These bell shaped flowers come in multiple colors, such as pink, white, purple, yellow, or red. They bloom along the stem of the foxglove plant. They can grow and do well in direct sunlight or partial shade. However, in extreme temperatures, they can do with some shade, especially in the afternoon.
Foxgloves grow naturally by self-seeding or from underground rhizomes and come every year. If you don’t want any more plants to grow in your garden, you can curb this process by trimming off the spikes of dead flowers.
7) Bells of Ireland (Moluccella Laevis)
Bells of Ireland are gorgeous tall green flower plants with equally large green bell-like flowers. The flowering plant can grow as tall as 4 feet (about 120 cm), so they are not ideal for the front porch since they can be bushy.
However, they are great for the backyard garden or garden borders. Bells of Ireland is one of the bell shaped flower varieties that can be grown easily from seeds, and they also have a longer lifespan.
8) Mountain Laurel (Kalmia Latifolia)
Mountain Laurel is a stunning shrub that yields clusters of beautiful white small bell shaped flowers. Mountain Laurel is also known as Calico Bush. It’s one of 5hr most attractive perennials that thrive in partial sunlight with a height and width capacity of 5 to 15 meters.
Mountain Laurel shares the same survival characteristics as azaleas and rhododendron flower plants. That means it can do well in acidic soils with a good supply of water and humid temperatures.
Fuschia is a delicate perennial bell shaped flower that grows in cold climates and thrives in spring and winters. They make a beautiful hanging basket and are great for vases and indoor displays too. Fuschia comes in various shades of pink, red, purple, or white flowers that look like bells that hang down from the tender plant.
Since they are winter flowers, they grow primarily in cooler climates but can still survive in partial shade in warmer temperatures. You can prolong the flowering period of Fuschia by doing routine deadheading and nutrition.
10) Spanish Bell Flower (Lee Neff)
The Spanish Bell Flower (scientific name Campanula primulifolia) is a tall, reed-like flower plant that makes an excellent cut flower or ground cover. Its intoxicating scent attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, and it can survive with a moderate amount of water.
The Spanish BellFlower produces small purple and white flowers that are bell-shaped. They can beautifully transform your front garden or make a beautiful wedding bouquet or dinner table display. These bell-shaped flowers can be grown indoors during winter and springtime and can survive pretty well in containers.
11) Italian Bell Flowers
The scientific name for Italian Bell Flowers is Campanula isophylla ‘Maji,’ but it’s also known by several other English names such as Falling Stars and Stars of Bethlehem. The beautiful bell-shaped flower does well in partial shade or full sunlight and can thrive in winter.
It’s also an indoor plant that you can plant in containers under any climate. Falling Stars makes an excellent ground cover or a fresh-cut flower that you can use as a bouquet on a wedding, dining table, or a wreath on any occasion. The italian bell flowers bloom every year, so you can enjoy its enriching scent without the need to plant it from time to time.
However, be ready to share its beauty and therapeutic fragrance with hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, which, too, can be an attraction sight.
12) White Bell Flower
The Cornish Bellflower, Spurred Bellflower, or Ivory Bells is a gorgeous perennial bell-like flower that is as flexible as it is easy to plant. The White Bellflower (Campanula alliariifolia) can grow in any climate or environment. It can thrive in full sunlight, partial shade, or even indoors, making it a favorite of flower enthusiasts.
The White Bellflower can do with a moderate amount of water but can grow as tall as 4 feet. Its small white bell shaped flowers bloom around late spring and at the onset of summer and can be two inches in size.
It makes a magnificent groundcover but can also act as a beautiful cut flower. You can easily grow this flower in winter and transplant it in spring. The flower can both self-pollinate or be fertilized by different insects. It blooms every year, even in poor soils.
13) Milking Bellflower (Campanula lactiflora ‘Loddon Ama’).
The Milky Bellflower, whose scientific name is Campanula lactiflora, is another flexible flower plant that can grow in full sunlight with a moderate amount of water. It can grow to a height of more than 30 inches and span a ground cover of nearly 38 inches.
It produces pretty, pink, small flowers that look like bells and attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to it. The Milky Bellflower self pollinates and can bloom year after year, making it easy to grow and take care of. Since it can survive in any climate, it’s a good option for winter sowing and can be transplanted too.
14) Alpine Bellflower (Campanula alpestris)
Also referred to as the Large-Flowered Bell Flower or Allioni’s Bell, the Alpine Bellflower is a short flower plant that can only grow up to six inches in height. It thrives on full sunlight and partial shade and spreads slowly as a groundcover.
It’s lavender-colored flowers that look like bells blooming in late spring and early summer. Ideal for Alpine Gardening areas, the Alpine Bellflower makes an excellent groundcover and appears year after year. It can survive outdoor transplanting, but it is a great magnet for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, which will turn your property into their home every time the flowers bloom.
You can grow Alpine Bellflower in large indoor containers during the chilly winter months, then transplant in spring. The gorgeous Alpine Bellflower is best for landscaping and can also make a beautiful dinner table or wedding bouquet.
15) Mash Bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
The Mash Bellflower is an organic tall flowering plant that thrives in wet or damp environments. You can easily spot it alongside a country road, but you can be sure to find it in a ditch or swamp.
This is the reason why it is sometimes referred to as Swamp Bellflower or Bedstraw Bellflower. It’s a lovely herb that appears year by year and makes a beautiful groundcover. Mash Bellflower is suitable for bouquets and centerpieces, and its small flowers that look like bells produce a sweet, intoxicating fragrance that makes it a great friend of bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
16) Carpathian Bellflower (Campanula carpatica)
The other names for Carpathian Bellflower are Carpathian Harebell and Tussock Bellflower. It is a perennial flower plant that only requires a moderate amount of water and grows perfectly in Zone 8b.
It can thrive pretty well in full sunlight, partial shade, or dappled shade. Its magnificent white and blue bell-shaped flowers bloom toward the end of spring, through the summer, and even throughout both seasons.
Carpathian Bellflower is best for Alpine Gardening areas and is ideal for ground covering and landscaping. As a self-pollinating flower, it can germinate at the surface level within a week or two. You can grow this particular flower in a large container during winter then transplant it outside in spring.
17) Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata)
The Clustered Bellflower is a native European herb. Its scientific name is Campanula glomerata and is also referred to as Dane’s Blood. It can be grown at surface level, especially in trays for indoor winter sowing, then be transplanted outside in spring.
It mostly thrives in full sunlight and cannot do well under shade or partial shade. The Clustered Bellflower requires a moderate amount of water but can grow in any type of soil. This particular bell-shaped flower self pollinates and comes up year after year.
It has beautiful clusters of purple bell-shaped flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. Clustered Bellflower can be used for landscaping or as a fresh-cut flower.
So, there you have it. Numerous bell-shaped flower types are unique in characteristics and grow under different environments. As a flower enthusiast, you now know what to go for when considering adding new colors and scents to your garden, vase, or occasion.