Organic Gardening

11 Bell-Shaped Flowers For Your Garden

Bell-shaped flowers have an almost unexpected shape and elegant beauty, their one of my favorite flowers to add in the garden.

These charming blooms come in many colors and sizes, making them a versatile choice for any flower grower.

Hyacinths Bell Flowers
Hyacinths Bell Flowers

Below, you will find a list of the 11 most stunning bell-shaped flowers for your garden, so take a look and let me know which one is your favorite!

1. Canterbury Bell Flower (Campanula Medium)

Canterbury Bell Flower
Canterbury Bell Flower

With their tall stalks adorned with bell-shaped flowers, Canterbury bells add height and drama to any garden. The flowers range in color from blue, pink, purple, and white and emit a soft, pleasant fragrance.

Scientific Name: Campanula Medium
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Europe
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 4-10
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-drained soil
Tolerate: Deer, rabbits, drought
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent flowers to promote continued blooming
Canterbury Bell Flower Growing Guide

2. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis)

Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is a delicate, bell-shaped flower that emits a sweet fragrance perfect for filling any garden with the scent of spring.

The flowers typically come in white, but some cultivars have pink blooms and grow on a low stalk with long, slender leaves on a low stalk.

Scientific Name: Convallaria Majalis
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Europe, Asia, and North America
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 2-7
Exposure: Part shade to full shade
Soil Needs: A rich, moist, well-draining soil
Tolerate: Deer, rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Remove any yellow or brown leaves to promote healthy growth
Lily of the Valley Growing Guide

3. Guinea Hen Flowers (Fritillaria Meleagris)

Guinea Hen Flowers
Guinea Hen Flowers

The beautiful Guinea Hen, also known as the checkered lily, has maroon and white bell-shaped flowers with a checkered pattern on the petals.

The plants grow from bulbs and have mottled green leaves that make a striking contrast against the flowers.

Scientific Name: Fritillaria Meleagris
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Europe
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 4-7
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Well-drained soil
Tolerate: Deer, rodents
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent flowers and remove any yellow or brown leaves to promote healthy growth
Guinea Hen Flower Growing Guide

4. White Mountain Heather (Cassiopemertensiana)

White Mountain Heather
White Mountain Heather

White Mountain Heather produces a profusion of delicate, bell-shaped flowers that hang from the stems in clusters.

They’re usually pink, but some cultivars create white or purple blooms. This low-growing evergreen shrub is perfect for rock gardens, borders, or as ground cover.

Scientific Name: Cassiopemertensiana
Growth Rate: Slow
Native Range: North America
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 2-6
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Acidic, well-drained soil
Tolerate: Drought, deer, rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Prune back old stems after flowering to promote new growth
White Mountain Heather Growing Guide

5. Bluebells (Hyacinthoides)

Bluebells
Bluebells

If you’re looking for unique bell-shaped flowers, consider Bluebells. They’re charming, come in blue, pink, and white, and thrive in woodland settings.

Scientific Name: Hyacinthoides
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Europe
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 3-8
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-drained soil
Tolerate: Deer, rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent flowers to promote continued blooming
Bluebell Growing Guide

6. Mini Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia Arborea)

Mini Angels Trumpet
Mini Angel’s Trumpet

The Mini Angel’s Trumpet has large, trumpet-shaped flowers reminiscent of bells. The flowers come in various colors, including white, pink, and yellow.

They’re also fragrant, filling any patio or balcony with a charming fragrance. Consider these snowy plants if you’re looking for flowers that grow in containers and make your outdoor space look lovely.

Scientific Name: Brugmansia Arborea
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: South America
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 8-11
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-drained soil
Tolerate: Drought, salt
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize every two weeks with a high-phosphorus fertilizer during the growing season
Pruning Needs: Prune back after flowering to promote new growth
Mini Angel’s Trumpet Growing Guide

7. Grape Hyacinths (Muscari)

Grape Hyacinths
Grape Hyacinths

Grape hyacinths make a great choice for people looking for petite, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring. They’re blue or purple and grow on a single stalk.

They’re perfect for naturalizing and are ideal for planting in rock gardens, borders, or as ground cover.

Scientific Name: Muscari
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Native Range: Mediterranean region and Asia Minor
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 3-9
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining, fertile soil
Tolerate: Deer and rabbit resistant, tolerant of drought and heat
Fertilizing Needs: Not typically necessary
Pruning Needs: Can be deadheaded after blooming to prevent self-seeding
Grape Hyacinths Growing Guide

8. Korean Bellflower (Campanula)

Korean Bellflower
Korean Bellflower

Korean Bellflowers have a profusion of dainty, bell-shaped flowers, usually blue, purple, or white.

These hardy plants make a great choice for people looking for low-maintenance plants. They’re also perfect for planting in borders or rock gardens.

Scientific Name: Campanula spp.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Asia, Europe, and North America
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 3-9
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining, fertile soil
Tolerate: Tolerant of drought and heat, resistant to deer and rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Lightly fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent blooms to promote further flowering
Korean Bellflower Growing Guide

9. Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Coral Bells
Coral Bells

Coral Bells feature delicate, bell-shaped, usually white, pink, or red flowers. The flowers bloom on long stalks and emerge in the late spring or early summer.

These one-of-a-kind plants look amazing in rock gardens or borders and make a striking contrast when planted alongside other flowers.

Scientific Name: Heuchera spp.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: North America
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 3-9
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining, slightly acidic soil
Tolerate: Tolerant of deer and rabbits, drought tolerant
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize in early spring and mid-summer with a balanced fertilizer
Pruning Needs: Remove dead foliage as needed, and prune after blooming to encourage further growth
Coral Bells Growing Guide

10. Foxglove Flowers (Digitalis)

Foxglove Flowers
Foxglove Flowers

Foxglove flowers produce a tall spike of bell-shaped flowers in various colors, including pink, purple, and white. Therefore, if you’re looking for striking plants that add height to your garden, consider Foxglove flowers.

They’re also a favorite choice of hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Scientific Name: Digitalis spp.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: Europe, North Africa, and western Asia
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 4-8
Exposure: Part to full shade
Soil Needs: A rich, well-draining soil
Tolerate: Toxic if ingested, resistant to deer and rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in early spring
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowering, and cut back to the base after blooming is finished
Foxglove Growing Guide

11. Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower

Balloon flowers have unique, balloon-shaped buds that open up into lovely, bell-shaped flowers.

They’re usually blue or white and make a perfect choice for rock gardens or borders and make a stunning addition to any garden.

Scientific Name: Platycodon Grandiflorus
Growth Rate: Moderate
Native Range: East Asia
Hardiness Range: USDA zones 3-8
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining, fertile soil
Tolerate: Drought tolerant, resistant to deer and rabbits
Fertilizing Needs: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring and mid-summer
Pruning Needs: Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowering and cut back to the base after blooming is finished.
Balloon Flower Growing Guide

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie, these stunning blooms can embellish your garden without requiring much effort.

They’re easy to care for and will reward you with their beauty year after year.



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