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20 Common Types of Bell Shaped Flowers

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Bell shaped flowers are a common sight in the springtime. These beautiful flowers come in many shapes, sizes and colors that can be used for landscaping or enjoyed on your deck with friends outdoors!

Bellflowers are commonly pollinated by bees, butterflies and moths. The flowers are usually about 1 inch wide but there are some that are larger in size.

Continue reading this post to learn more about the common types of bell shaped flowers!

1. Bellflower (Campanula

Bellflowers are beautiful perennials that commonly come in blue or purple shades. There’s over 300 different bellflower types. Their size and placement ranges from small ground coverings to taller, stalkier plants.

Most bellflowers prefer sunlight to shade, and generally grow better in cooler summer climates.

angel's trumpet bellflower
Angel’s Trumpet

2. Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.)

Angel’s Trumpet is a type of flowering plant that has a strong, musky odor.

It grows in height from one to six meters, and comes in colors such as white, yellow, pink and blue. It is also known as the Datura.

Some of the most common ways to use Angel’s Trumpet are for decoration, as well as being useful for insomnia, nosebleeds and headaches.

The flowers have been used as an ingredient in some traditional medicines including diabetes remedies, sinusitis treatments and anxiety medication.

3. Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

Snowdrops are beautiful flowers that grow in many different colors. These flowers grow in the fall and winter months. Snowdrops are small, but they make a big impact on any garden or landscape with their bright white color. The snowdrop flower is also very easy to cultivate which makes it a popular choice for many different gardens.

The snowdrop is usually found growing wild in shaded areas of forests or near streamsides. This plant prefers moist soil and full sun, but can withstand excessive dryness.

Snowdrops are part of the family known as erythroniums. Other erythroniums include the songbird violet, the deer’s foot violet and the Fawnlily.

4. Italian Bellflower (Campanula isophylla ‘Mayi’)

Italian Bellflower (Campanula isophylla ‘Mayi’) is a pretty perennial that ranges in color from purple to white. It has lobed leaves, about 6 inches long, and can grow up to 16 inches tall. Italian Bellflower prefers full sun, but will thrive in shady conditions. The flowers are bell-shaped with overlapping petals that create a trumpet effect when fully opened. This plant is drought-tolerant once established, but should not be allowed to dry out. It’s also deer resistant!

bluebells
Bluebells

5. Bluebells (Hyacinthoides)

Common bluebell flowers are beautiful in the springtime. These plants are native to parts of Europe, Asia, and North America.

The flowers are most commonly seen in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. They grow well in most soils that have moderate water. Bluebell flowers can survive most climates with cold winters and cool summers.

Their sweet small is perfect for attracting butterflies to any garden!

6. Bells of Ireland (Moluccella Laevis)

Bells of Ireland is a lovely perennial flower that comes in different shades of blue. It can grow up to 10 inches tall, and prefers full sun with moderate water. This flower has a beautiful bell shape that comes in colors such as blue, purple, pink and white.

The plant is usually found growing in woodland gardens because it does not thrive in dry or wet conditions. Bells of Ireland also do not need to be watered when the weather is mild outside.

The best time for planting bells of ireland is in the early spring, before frost usually arrives.

7. Bearded Bellflower (Campanula barbata)

Bearded bellflower (Campanula barbata) is a low-growing perennial plant that can reach anywhere from 12 to 18 inches tall. Bearded bellflowers grow in the spring and summer months, and come in many different shapes and colors, such as blue, purple, yellow, pink and white. These plants are native to parts of Europe and Asia.

The flowers grow on stalks which range from 4 to 8 inches long. The flowers also have a beautiful shape with an overlapping petal effect when they open fully. This plant is deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.

coral bells
Coral Bells

8. Coral Bells (Heuchera

Heuchera Coral bells are a perennial clumping ground cover that thrive in moist shady areas. The plant is one of the hardiest types of flowers and can grow up to 18 inches tall!

The Heuchers come in many different colors including pink, white, and purple.

It’s easy to see why these plants make such good landscaping choices for your garden because they look nearly identical whether they’re in bloom or not!

9. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

The mountain laurel is a species of evergreen shrub that’s native to North America. It has fragrant flowers that bloom in the early summertime. These plants are well-loved for their beauty and fragrances, especially in regions like Appalachia where they grow abundantly.

The mountain laurel is sometimes known as kalmia, which comes from its scientific name. The plant can grow up to 20 feet tall, though it usually reaches heights between 3-8 feet. Kalmia latifolia prefers moist soil with high acidity levels, but it will tolerate most soil conditions as long as they’re not too severe.

10. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

The lily of the valley is not actually a lily at all, but rather a member of the bellflower family. It’s native to Europe and Western Asia.

These flowers are often used in weddings because their flowers are white or pale pink. The plant grows best in wet soil that is fertilized with manure. These plants prefer shade to full sunlight.

Lilies grow well in temperate regions like New Zealand, North America, Europe, and Korea. They do not like hot climates like Texas or the American south better than cool ones like Washington State or England!

A group of lilies of the valley is called a convocation.

11. Canterbury Bell Flower (Campanula medium) 

The Canterbury Bell Flower (Campanula Medium) is a spring flowering perennial plant that grows up to 12 inches tall. It belongs to the Campanulaceae family and can be found growing in Europe, Asia, Australian, North America and South America.

The flowers are blue or pink with white streaks on the inside of the petals. They look like little bells and come in clusters at the end of long branches. The Canterbury Bell Flower also gives off a light fragrance that smells like licorice. These plants prefer shade to full sunlight but will grow well in sun too as long as they’re not getting too hot.

The best time for planting these plants is during the fall months because they do not like warmer weather very much.

white bellflower
White Bellflower

12. White Bellflower (Campanula alliariifolia)

White bellflower, or Campanula alliariifolia, is a native of Southern Europe that thrives in moist soil that’s dry during the summer months. These plants are shade-loving and work well as ground cover. White bellflowers grow up to 18 inches tall with beautiful flowers which range from white to light purple in color.

The bell shape flowers are often used for weddings because they’re so fragrant! They also have a strong association with death and funerals because of their sweet smell.

13. Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

Grape Hyacinth, or Muscari, is a type of plant that’s native to the Mediterranean. It has spikes of little white flowers. These flowers are usually purple, though they can be pink too if they get enough sunlight. You’ll often see them in gardens because they’re so eye catching and colorful!

The flower spike is about 8 inches tall and grows best in full sunlight with well-drained soil. The plant doesn’t like wetter soil conditions but will grow just fine in most other types of soils. Grape Hyacinths primarily grow from bulbs that you need to dig up when the plants are finished blooming.

14. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Foxglove is a member of the Plantaginaceae family and also goes by the name digitalis purpurea. It’s native to Europe and North America. This plant gets its name from the shape of its flowers which resemble an animal’s paw (fox).

Foxglove has unique bell-shaped flowers that are purple or pink in color with five petals each. The stems are densely covered in long hairs that are purple in color, hence the common nickname “witch’s gloves.” These plants grow best in rich soil that is well drained. They do not like wetter soil conditions but can tolerate most others as long as they’re not too severe.

15. Peach-Leaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia ‘La Bell)

Peach-Leaf Bellflower, or Campanula Persicifolia ‘La Bell’, is a member of the bellflower family and belongs to the group of perennial plants. Peach-leaf bellflower is native to Europe and Asia and will grow best in moist soil with good drainage. These flowers thrive in shade but can survive some sun as well as long as they’re getting enough water which can be difficult to do if it’s hot outside.

Peach-leaf bellflower grows up to 16 inches tall and has pale pink flowers with white stripes on them. The leaves are green with a bit of pink on them too. When these plants first start blooming they smell like peach extract! They also produce large quantities of nectar so the bees love them!

16. Snake Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)

The snake head fritillary is a type of plant that grows in the wild. It’s native to areas in Asia and North America. These plants thrive in moist, wet soil that has a neutral alkaline pH level. The flower spike can get up to 4 feet tall with small purple flowers at the end.

The leaves are green, about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. They grow from a dense rosette which can produce flowers year-round if it’s well cared for. Snake head fritillaries will not grow well in dryer soils but will do fine in most other types as long as they’re well cared for.

daffodil
Daffodil

17. Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

Daffodil, or Narcissus pseudonarcissus, is a perennial plant that’s native to Europe and Asia. It thrives in moist soil with good drainage and can grow just fine in other types as long as they’re cared for properly. This plant will reach about 16 inches high and produce flowers that are typically yellow or white with green stripes on them.

These flowers look like little trumpets and have six petals each. They emit a strong fragrance too which is why this flower is often used for weddings because it smells so nice!

18. Fuschia

Fuschia is an evergreen shrub with bell shaped flowers that come in various colors including purple, pink, and red. Lots of people use these plants as hedges but they can also be grown as individual specimens.

Fuschia produce erect spikes of flowers that are highly fragrant and bloom continuously throughout the year. These plants are highly susceptible to frost damage, so many gardeners choose to plant them in hanging pots that can be placed out of the way during cold weather.

19. Penstemon

Penstemon is a flowering plant that belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. Some of these plants are also members of the Scrophulariaceae family. Penstemon is native to North America and can be found in Mexico, Central America, South America, and some parts of the United States.

These plants grow up to 16 inches tall and produce purple flowers with five petals each. The best soil for penstemons is well drained but rich. This type of plant attracts lots of different types of pollinators so it’s really popular with gardeners who like to see bees and other insects in their gardens!

20. Alpine Bellflower (Campanula alpestris)

Alpine bellflower, or Campanula Alpestris, is a member of the bellflower family and belongs to the group of perennial plants. Alpine bellflower is native to Europe and Asia and will grow best in moist soil with good drainage. These flowers thrive in shade but can survive some sun as well as long as they’re getting enough water which can be difficult to do if it’s hot outside.

Alpine bellflower grows up to 30 inches tall and has pale pink flowers with white stripes on them. The leaves are green with a bit of pink on them too. When these plants first start blooming they smell like peach extract! They also produce large quantities of nectar which attract bees!

Bell Shaped Flowers Are Beautiful

Bell shaped flowers are some of the most popular plants in the world. They’re so diverse, with many different colors and shapes! There are over 3,000 varieties there’s so many different kinds to choose from.

After reading this post, hopefully you know more than most people about these fascinating plants!

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Gustaf Johansson

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