Flowers come in various sizes, colors, petal formations, and shapes. Bell-shaped flowers are a popular choice due to the way the flowers have a cup shape. There are many different types of flowers shaped like a bell. This list contains 25 kinds of bell-shaped flowers.
About Bell-Shaped Flowers
Bell-shape flowers come in many different species and families, with many being unrelated to each other. However, what they share is the lovely shape of their flowers – bell-shaped.
Flowers in a bell shape can fall into seven family classifications. With full sunlight and moderate watering, most types do well with little specialized care.
Bell-shaped flowers are exotic plants with drooping, low-hanging flowers shaped like a cup or bell. They usually have vibrant, rich colors for a beautiful showy aesthetic.
25 Types of Bell-Shaped Flowers For Your Home
Among the many different types of bell-shaped flowers that you can use for your home, we’ve put together a shortlist of the 25 most unique and beautiful.
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Coral Bells also goes by alumroot, most famous for its tall spikes of flower clusters. The blooms on a Coral Bell can be shades of pink, white, bronze, purple, or red, making it the best choice for woodland gardens.
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the Valley is elegant, dainty blooms with a heavenly smell that matches its ethereal look. You can find these Lilies growing in the wild or cultivated in gardens. It even grows as an invasive species in some locations.
Campanula – bellflowers – come in shades of white, pink, or purple flowers, of which there are over 300 cultivars. Plants range in appearance, with some being quick, low growers, and others being upright and large, like the Campanula Latifolia or Giant Bellflower.
These flowers start blooming from June to July and can continue to grow through late fall. They are known to be easy perennials to care for, only requiring well-draining so8il and plenty of sun.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Foxglove is a bell-shaped flower beloved for its speckled throat tubular blossoms formed on dramatic upright spires up to 5’ tall. You can get foxglove flowers in yellow, purple, white, pink, and red. They prefer growing in full sun or partial shade, especially during hot afternoons.
Canterbury Bell Flower (Campanula medium)
Canterbury Bells – known as Campanula medium – are showstopping bell flowers, typically in pink. The showy, large blooms resemble hanging bells at first that transform into gorgeous cup shapes in colors ranging from pink to purple to white to blue.
Easy to grow but with medium maintenance needs, you can plant Canterbury bells to attract pollinators to your garden, including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)
Snowdrops are smaller-sized bell-shaped flowers with white petals and a central green stem. As they bloom, they start to droop. These plants flower in early spring in the partial shade of woody areas, beginning in February or March.
SnakeHead Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
SnakeHead Fritillary flowers are unique and unmistakable for other species because of the signature characteristics that inspired the name. The flowers are delicate bell-shaped with a pink and purple checkered pattern on the nodding plants, looking like a snakehead at first.
Bells of Ireland (Moluccella Laevis)
Bells of Ireland are understated unique green flowers loved for their superior height abilities and luscious scent similar to vanilla.
The Fuschia flower is a sight to behold, while the hardy shrubs can return in summer if you can keep them alive through winter. Fuchsia Magellanica thrives in zones 6 through 10, growing worldwide. Fuschia is native to the Caribbean, Central, and South America, dates back to the 1600s and includes trees and shrubs.
Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.)
Angel’s Trumpet is a gorgeous flower, aptly named for its flower shape, which resembles a trumpet with a wide, open end that narrows towards the stem. Thriving in zones 8 through 11, Brugmansia primarily comes in white, although there are other colors. These flowers are also very fragrant.
White Mountain Heather
As the name implies, White Mountain Heather produces small white flowers on red stalks that can cover large surface areas. This pant – Cassiope Mertensiana – does best away from overly warm temperatures, doing best in hardiness zone 8 in the western US, blooming from the West Coast to Alaska.
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Mountain Laurel is a fantastic flowering shrub with bunches of soft-colored flowers with distinct purple or rose markings on the inside. To help the pollen spread, these flowers have a nifty structure featuring a spring line stamen activated by bees.
Twinflowers – Linnaea borealis – form in tiny pairs on thin, short 6” Y-shaped stalks, hence the name twin. These flowers prefer forested areas in the Northern hemisphere. The flower color can be white or pink.
Trumpet Vines have stunning orange flowers in an elongated bell-shaped shape. However, be careful when planting these flowers in gardens, as they can have an aggressive growth that chokes out other flowers.
It’s often used for ground cover and growing along walls, trellises, fences, and posts. They grow from June to September, with the most blooms in July in hot, dry areas in full sun.
Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
As one of the first signs of spring, Daffodils brighten the landscape with vibrant yellow flowers shaped like a bell or a cup and saucer. As a symbol of good luck, Daffodils – buttercups – are best planted as bulbs in the fall to enjoy the cheerful blooms in winter to early spring.
You can arrange Daffodils as a border, formed in a circle or large grove, tucked between shrubs, or in woodland gardens. Flower colors can be the signature yellow or bicolor, peach, or white.
Swamp Doghobble – Eubotrys racemosa – shrubs forms dangling white bell-shaped flowers 4” to 16” long. The name is due to this plant’s preference for moist, shady woodlands and swamps.
They also go by sweet bell leucothe, swamp bells, or fetter bush. In addition to being dainty and nice to look at, they also have a delectable sweet scent. But most parts of these plants are poisonous to pets and can cause adverse human reactions.
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)
Grape Hyacinths bloom during early spring but can continue blooming yearly when given the proper care and maintenance. Muscari comes in a range of bell-shaped flower colors, including rich, bold purple that gives it the name grape. And they have a delightfully sweet aroma.
Muscari is another unique bell-shaped flower species in bold violet-blue. They have the name grape flowers due to how the flowers form in clusters on tall spikes that resemble grapes. This flower also has a subtle sweet scent.
Common bluebells are gorgeous small flowers found growing wild throughout their native Europe. Its heavy growth through England gives this flower the name English bluebell or British bluebell.
It thrives in woodlands, away from other flowers, and has a rapid weed-like growth. This flower grows 11” tall with violet-blue flowers, although it’s occasionally pink or white.
Columbine flowers are perennials that bloom in many colors in early spring and through early summer. You can get an incredible show by planting various colored Columbines together. Flowers are bi-colors, light pastels, red, purple, orange, and yellow.
And because hummingbirds love them so much, Granny’s Bonnet makes great perennial flowers for bird watching or attracting pollinators like bees, moths, and butterflies.
Once you plant Blue Delphiniums, they continue to come back each year. As the name implies, these flowers are a brilliant blue that hides their dangerous side. When ingested, these plants are toxic to cows, other livestock, and humans.
Gentians have a larger opening and classify as bell-shaped flowers due to the formation of their five outward turned petals. There are more than 400 varieties of Gentian species, letting you find types in various colors and sizes, including a vivid shade of blue.
The Beardtongue flower – Penstemon – are lovely bell-shaped flowers that are easy to grow and return every year when they have space.
They come in colors of white, purple, pink, red, and sometimes yellow. These delicate blooms are a favorite for hummingbirds, making them a perfect flower for attracting pollinators.
Carolina Jessamine has the botanical name Gelsemium Sempervirens, which are vines that produce cheerful yellow flowers that can grow upwards on structures.
These flowers are native to the southern US, preferring zones 7 through 9. Other names include yellow jasmine, jello jessamine, poor man’s rope, and bell-shaped flowers.
You can find Morning Glories with many subspecies in the Convolvulaceae genus, growing in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 10. You can plant morning glories for ground cover or trellis growth as an easy-growing, low-maintenance vine.
Find out even more about bell-shaped flowers with these commonly asked questions.
Are Bell-Shaped Flowers Annuals or Perennials?
Most species of bell-shaped flowers are perennials, but they can vary depending on the type of flower.
Are Bell-Shaped Flowers Fragrant?
Many species of bell-shaped flowers have a rich, strong, noticeable fragrance.
Of the many different types of bell-shaped flowers found in nature, we looked at 25 of the most popular styles. So whether you want an exotic variety, a wildflower, or climbing vines, there’s a flower-shaped like a bell on this list for you.