There’s one word that describes bell shaped flowers perfectly: charming! The best way to lighten up any garden area is with these delicate flowers. Find them on shrubs, small plants, or even trees. For those who have a passion for nature’s little enchanters, you’ll be thrilled to read through this list of my favorite bell shaped flowers from around the world.
This list will contain suggestions on where to grow them as well as cultivation advice. I’d encourage you to grow these little charmers in your own garden to brighten up the day for you, your family and your guests. So here’s my list, but feel free to add your own favorites too.
5 Enchanting Bell Shaped Flowers
#1 Siberian Bluebells
At the start of summer, these shrub-type plants will product lots of small bell shaped flowers that are mostly blue in color. Mixed in between the blue, however, you will also see the odd pink one. This combination of pink & blue is one of the main reasons I love this species of bell flower so much.
Growing this plant is easy, but watch out for its prolific spreading. During autumn and winter the flowers will not be present. Use this time to trim your Siberian Bluebell shrub. Over trimming will hinder the flowering when spring comes round again, but if you don’t trim it at all, it has a tendency to take over sideways (not really height wise).
Plant your Siberian Bluebells close to trees as they enjoy partial shade. Even though the flowers die away in colder months, you can be sure that the shrub itself is an attractive plant with bluish-green leaves which are thick and uniquely shaped.
As deadly as they are, Foxglove bell shaped flowers are among the most beautiful in the world. Also known as the witches’ thimbles, Foxglove is a tad fussy about where it grows. But getting it to come up and eventually flower is immensely rewarding. Guests will have their eyes drawn to any type you decide to grow; my personal suggestion is the magenta colored species.
Plant it in rich, acidic soil in shaded areas. Flowers will only appear when the weather starts warming up—so late spring and all the way through summer. Foxglove produces an oblong cluster of small flowers that are tightly bunched against each other.
Colours of Foxglove range are usually purple, but there are other species which are white, magenta, light pink, blue, and even off-yellow. If you have a damp, forest-like type of garden, then this pretty flower is one you must try and grow.
Pinedrops are the pride of North American gardeners. The reason I like them so much is because of the long pink stem that holds its bell shaped flowers up for all to see. Before they flower, Pinedrops are closely bunched together in a stunning display of orange drop shapes.
Once they open, they take their bell shaped form and look amazing in a contrast of orange and dark pink. Pinedrops are also partial to acidic soil where the air is humid and the ground is moist. If you want to grow them successfully, make sure you plant them in a shady area where it’s fairly warm.
Flowers will only appear during spring time and will likely fall off during the hot months of summer. Pinedrops are a perennial, so leave them to re-blossom again next year when the stems are bare.
#4 Angel’s Trumpet
It’s all about the colors. Angel’s Trumpet is one of those flowers that comes in so many different colors it’ll be hard to choose just one. These beautifully, large bell shaped flowers bloom on very large shrubs—so large in fact that they could pass for trees.
Although flowers appear on the Angel’s Trumpet shrub way before it reaches its maximum height of 20 feet, it looks so much better when full size has been reached. The Angel’s Trumpet shrub—when it’s full size—resembles a willow-like tree, one with tons of bright colors.
If you plant the Angel’s Trumpet in your garden, it’s best to plant it somewhere where it can expand comfortably. It’s a great shrub to picnic under or beside, so make sure there’s lots of space around it. In terms of sunlight, partial shade is preferred, but a lot of sun won’t hinder its growth.
#5 Western Teaberry
These bell shaped flowers look like something out of a fairytale. Small, fluffy white flowers with dark pink bases grace this plant and charm gardeners across the southern parts of the US.
Contrary to the name, Western Teaberry does not bear edible fruit; but the buds do resemble berries before they open up and flower. Needless to say, this flower is among the most beautiful I have ever seen in the category of bell shaped flowers. It may be last on this list, but it’s my absolute favorite because of its charming appearance.
Western Teaberry likes well lit shady areas that are moist and where the soil is rich in acidity. Not many gardeners can get the conditions just right for this wild plant; it’s rather fussy unless it self-proliferates in the wild.
If you liked this selection of bell shaped flowers, let us know what yours are—and why. When it comes to color, charm and beauty, nothing beats these cute little flowers. They may not be the easiest to grow, but they are certainly worth the challenge. So if you’re looking to boast about your gardening skills, there’s nothing like one of these bell shaped flowers to sing your praises to house guests.
Bell shaped flowers are fairytales in your garden. They mostly only blossom in spring and throughout the first half of summer, but you can be sure they will bring color and life to your garden if the conditions are right. If you’ve never tried growing one or more of the above selection, try so now and let us know how they turn out.