Are you looking for some beautiful, but unique blooms to add to your home or garden?
Well then check out these 19 bell-shaped flowers, that may be just that hint of rare you are looking for.
19 Beautiful Bell Shaped Flowers (White, Blue, Violet)
1. Foxglove (digitalis purpurea)
- Origin: Europe
- Genus: Digitalis
- Family: Plantaginaceae
- Bloom Time: June to September
- Common names: Fairy Cap, Lady Finger, Rabbit’s Flower, Fairy Finger, Fairy Bells
The first flower that we are going to look at that produces beautiful bell-shaped flowers is Foxgloves.
These flowers grow anywhere from about 1 to 5 feet tall and they tend to blossom during the summer months. On a single stem, you can find 20 to 80 bell-like flowers that come in a variety of different colors including; pink, purple, white, cream, yellow, and violet.
It is important to note that these plants, while beautiful, are also extremely toxic. Its sap, flowers, seed, and leaves (including dry leaves) are all toxic, and in some cases can prove to be fatal.
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2. Lily Of The Valley (Convallaria Majalis)
Who doesn’t love lilies?
These sweet, popular flowers are often spoken of because of their whimsical look and soft, white color. They can be found in North America, as well as Europe and some areas of Asia.
They thrive in cool climates, living for decades if taken care of well, yet they quickly wither and die if situated in a warm-weather area.
That being said, they are known to be extremely easy to care for in general, with a preference for partial shade and moist soil, so they are an excellent option if you are looking for something that will endure.
Though these delicate blooms are beautiful to look at and yet they can be dangerous if ingested.
Reduced heart rate, abdominal pain, vision problems, and the like have been reported in some cases, so if you do decide to plant lily of the valley, be sure to keep it away from young children and pets.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of these belle-like blooms, it’s fun to note that the lily of the valley is very popular among the royals.
In fact, Kate Middleton, Queen Victoria, and Grace Kelly all included these sweet buds in their wedding bouquets.
3. Bells Of Ireland (Moluccella Laevis)
Usually, when we think of flowers, we think of the bright, colorful, and vibrant-the opposite of Bells of Ireland.
However, don’t disregard these beauts at that. They are a lot more just some ‘green’ flowers. They are unique, gaining popularity because of just that-their individuality.
The truth is, you’re not going to find another plant out there that looks like this, let alone one so tall, so if you’re considering whether or not to add it to your garden, just do it.
Not only will it be a striking addition, but it is also a great conversation starter too. Oh, and did I mention that they don’t just scream unique, they give off a lovely vanilla-like scent as well.
4. Canterbury Bell Flowers
This next bloom can be found in many areas across Europe and the United States, though it is native to Southern Europe.
Canterbury Bells are beautiful biennial flowers, meaning it will take 2 years to actually bloom. Worth the wait? Some may say no, but once you see these blooms in person, you may change your mind.
Coming in blue, white, pink, or purple, these flowers can add a vibrant hue to your garden.
They do best in full sun, but they can survive in partial shade if necessary. With that in mind, these blooms need to grow in a cooler climate. They will not survive in humid areas.
A great advantage to Canterbury Bells is that they are not poisonous, so they will not cause any harm to your pets or even young children.
That being said, this is a great option to add to a deck or pool area, or even to display in a flower box.
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Have you heard of fuchsias before?
If you live in the United States, I’m sure you have.
They are quite popular, though they originally come from South America, especially in the Northern United States where they can grow all summer long, yet still enjoy cooler temperatures.
In fact, you may even have one adorning your outside patio, or hanging by your front door.
Fuschias enjoy the sun, but thrive in shadier parts, especially during the hot summer months.
That does not mean they want full shade though. It is very important they get plenty of sun, just not full sun.
Though they are an exotic-looking flower, don’t let that fool you. Too much sun will cause this plant to tire out and not fully develop.
If you live in an area with harsh, cold winters, be sure to plant your Fuschia in a pot with good drainage, as you will need to winterize it during those extreme weather months.
If you take care to do this properly, your Fuschia will sustain itself for the next year as well.
If you love the look of this bell-like flower and decide you want to give it a try, you won’t regret it!
6. Common Bluebell
The common bluebell is a gorgeous little flower that is native to Europe, as it grows wild in England, thus it also carries the name English bluebell and British bluebell, among others.
It can be found in the woodlands, an area generally untouched by other flowers that can overpower it, thus it can continue to thrive and spread.
In fact, due to its ability to spread rapidly, many have found they need to contain the flower to a certain area, so it does not become more of a “weed” than a beautiful bloom.
Growing at about 11 inches in height and coming in an elegant violet-blue color, with an occasional white or pink hue, the common bluebell is the perfect little plant to give that pop of color you are looking for.
Want to see these beautiful bells in their natural setting? Best to take a trip to England between April & June.
Snowdrops generally start to pop up in February and March, many times when the snow on the ground has still not fully melted.
They are very small in comparison to most other bell-shaped blooms, only growing about three to six inches tall with one little white flower, that eventually droops down, into what resembles a “drop” of snow.
Snowdrops do well in full sun or partial shade and need virtually no maintenance.
They are perennials and will accumulate on their own. Though appearing soft and sweet, these small flowers are toxic and can be harmful to animals and even humans.
8. Angel’s Trumpet
Angels trumpet is a tropical plant, typically grown as a small tree or even a shrub.
Though it is considered tropical, it can be grown indoors if put in a container when the weather gets cooler.
This flower gives off a very strong scent, especially in the evening, so if you do bring it indoors, make sure to put it in an area where the scent will not be overpowering.
Speaking of caring for this plant indoors, the angel’s trumpet is highly toxic, and if precautions are not taken, can lead to severe health problems or even death.
Thus it is very important not to ingest or even touch the plant without proper gloves.
With that in mind, it would be best to stray away from this flower if you have children or pets, or you do not have the time to give the special care and handling it would need to keep yourself safe as well.
That being said, if you really love the look of the angel’s trumpet, then just be sure to take the necessary steps when caring for this tropical plant.
Daffodils are one of the most renowned flowers in the world and for good reason.
They are stunningly beautiful with their star-shaped backdrop and trumpet-like center. They generally bloom in clusters too so if you spot one, you’re more than likely to spot a bunch more.
Originally from the Mediterranean area, Northern Africa, and the Middle East, these lovely flowers are perennials that have grown in popularity all the way to North America.
They mainly are seen in yellow but can come in a variety of other colors such as white and yellow, orange and yellow, white and pink, green or orange.
They bloom in the spring (though they should be planted in fall) and need sun in order to thrive.
If you already have daffodils in your garden or decide you would like to add them to your garden, remember that they make an excellent cut flower as well.
10. Coral Bells
Coral bells are another great addition to a garden.
They are what would be considered a foliage plant, which can come in a variety of colors such as red, gold, green and purple.
They originate in North America and can be found in wooded areas. Many like to add them to their rock gardens, borders or to use them as a ground cover.
Their tall stems produce tiny bell-shaped flowers, which can be cut to adorn any table or even bouquet. They prefer full sun overshade, but will still grow in partial shade.
They especially look great when planted in numerous amounts, as a large area really makes a statement with these blooms.
Muscari is personally one of my favorite flowers, let alone, bell-shaped flowers.
They are cute little cobalt flowers, usually growing only between six to eight inches tall.
They are a great go-to flower in any garden as they complement nicely just about any other flower shade or can stand alone and still make a statement.
Many like to plant them beside tulips, as a smaller complement, since they both bloom in mid-spring.
They are easy to keep alive, as deer and other animals generally leave them alone and if maintained, they promise to come back yearly.
Be sure to plant these in an area that will receive full sun or just partial shade, as they really flourish in those conditions.
12. Penstemon (Beardtongue Flower)
Penstemon is a variety of flowers that bloom in many different colors and areas.
You can find them in red, pink, purple, white, and even at times, yellow. They are perennials, but they like their space.
So when planting them, make sure they are not too close to one another. You will find them lingering throughout the prairie.
If you decide you would like to plant them, make sure to choose a location with full sun and well-draining soil.
Also keep in mind that can be a great supply of nectar for bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds, so don’t be surprised if you see them roaming around your wild garden even more.
13. Trumpet Vine
Trumpet Vine is another eye-catching bell-like plant, as they bloom into an orange trumpet-shaped flower.
Though quite beautiful, this plant can be a bit of a pest for some gardeners, as it can be quite aggressive and can even choke out other plants, if not contained to one area.
For this reason, you may not see it very often.
That being said, the experienced gardener, who is able to control it, can actually use it to adorn many things such as fences, walls, trellises, posts, and other structures not wanting to be seen.
It can even be used to cover ground areas.
For it to really thrive, it is necessary to plant it in a dry, hot area, where the full sun will really help it to take off.
Look out for it between June and September, with a full bloom expected in July.
Keep in mind though that it can take several years until it blooms if it does not receive the proper fertilizer, amount of sun, or is not pruned correctly.
Love to bird watch?
If so, then consider planting one of these in your backyard. The trumpet style, along with the bright orange petals are very attractive to hummingbirds.
14. Columbine (aquilegia)
Do you know what flower hummingbirds simply can not resist? Columbine flowers, also known as the Granny’s Bonnet.
These perennials are very easy to grow and they produce beautiful bell-shaped flowers. The colors of the blossoms are red, yellow, orange, purple, and light pastels as well. They can even produce bi-colors.
Because of the wide variety of colors, they are a great option to put in garden beds as well as garden borders.
They typically bloom from the middle of spring until early summer.
Not only will columbine flowers attract hummingbirds, but they are a favorite treat for bees, butterflies, and moths as well.
15. Bellflowers (Campanula)
With blue, purple, pink, or white blooms we have the Campanula or Bellflowers. In total, there are over 300 different varieties.
Some are small low growing plants that spread quickly and while others are big upright plants such as the Campanula Latifolia also known as the Giant Bellflower. It can grow up to 6 feet.
Most will start to bloom in June or July and they will continue to bloom until late fall.
The best thing about these flowers is that they are very easy to care for. Since they are perennials, they can tolerate quite a variety of different weather conditions.
However, with that being said, to get the most flowers, you will need to place them in an area where they can get plenty of sunlight and good draining soil.
16. Snake Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
The next on our list is most commonly known as the Snake Head Fritillary. Its scientific name is Fritillaria meleagris. It is also known as chess flower, chequered daffodil, frog cup, chequered lily, guinea-hen, guinea flower, leper lily, Lazarus bell, or the drooping tulip.
Not only does its name attract a lot of attention, but so doesn’t its blossom.
The plant itself can grow up to 12 inches tall. It produces one to two blossoms that are uniquely colored oftentimes having a pattern similar to snakeskin hence the name Snake Head.
They produce chequered, white, pink, or even purple bell-shaped flowers.
They bloom in March and April and are relatively hardy plants.
17. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a flowering shrub.
In late May and into early June it produces bunches of pink, rose, and white-colored flowers that oftentimes have distinctive rose or purple markings on the inside of the flower.
One interesting fact about these flowers is that they have a sort of a springlike mechanism on the stamens. So, when a bee comes to check things out the mechanism is “tripped” which helps to spread the pollen.
18. Twinflower ( Linnaea borealis)
Next up we have a very time and yet beautiful flower. It is the Twinflower Linnaea borealis.
This plant produces a Y-shaped stalk that usually doesn’t grow more than 6 inches long. On each stalk, a single bell-shaped blossom is produced, hence the name twinflower.
These plants often grow in open forests in the Northern hemisphere. Because of their small size when they are not flowering they are often overlooked. However, when they bloom, they can lighten up the whole forest with their white and pink flowers.
19. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Next up we have the Virginia Bluebells or the Mertensia virginica. They are also called Virginia cowslip, lungwort oyster leaf, Eastern bluebells, or Roanoke bells.
Virginia bluebells are native to the Eastern part of the United States and they are a wildflower. You can find them in forests, moist woodlands, and near river banks.
They start to blossom in early spring until mid-summer, each time producing a small cluster of bell-shaped flowers.
Well, there you have it! 19 bell-shaped flowers and all beautiful at that. What bell-shaped flowers do you love that we didn’t mention on this list? Let us know in the comments below.