Bell-shaped flowers droop downwards with grace. Their impeccable aesthetics are perfect for adding to the appeal of your garden.
Suppose you’re a gardening enthusiast and look for something that would make your garden more pleasant. In that case, bell-shaped flowers shall fit your needs like Cinderella’s shoes. They are known as bell-shaped flowers because they resemble bells (duh!). Even though they slightly lean, they have a lively appeal to them. Even if you’re a complete beginner at gardening, these are perfect for you because they are incredibly low-maintenance.
They can be grown in the garden’s soil, containers, pots, or just about anywhere convenient to you. They do not require a specific kind of soil, neither a lot of sunlight nor too much water. There are a plethora of varieties available when it comes to bell-shaped flowers, so what’s not to love?! We’ve handpicked ten such gorgeous bellflowers that often leave us in awe. Scheme through all of them and choose the ones that resonate with your gardener soul.
Dwarf Bellflowers are lovely for gardeners who want to grow their bellflowers in edging, rock gardens, tubs, and mixed containers. These are some of the most well-known perennials. They form a trailing in the early summers with a mound of tiny green leaves. These flowers’ growth goes on for many weeks and is divided into two years: spring or fall. Dwarf Bellflowers will bloom with full and partial exposure to the sun. One doesn’t have to be very particular about the soil type because they grow well in average, sandy, and clayey soil.
These flowers have a pH balance, either neutral, alkaline, or acid. Therefore, not a lot of effort goes into taking care of these flowers. They grow at a medium pace, and within no time, you will have a patch of beautiful and blooming Dwarf Bellflowers. Use these for ground cover, but we recommend growing them in your walls’ services for a heightened effect. Their average height can be anywhere around 10cm to 15cm, and they have a spread of 20cm to 30cm. Dwarf Bellflowers are also ideal for gardening rookies.
Alpine Bellflowers are also known as Allioni’s Bell or Large-Flowered Bellflowers. Their maximum height can be around six inches. These flowers only require full exposure to sunlight or partial shade. The flowers start blooming around the time of late spring and early summer. Alpine Bellflowers have a bright lavender color, which is soothing to the eye. They are an ideal groundcover because they tend to spring up every year, and growing them in alpine gardening is like a cherry on top.
They look plumped and hairy with lavender or sky-blue bells hanging on short stems. The plant has two subspecies, namely the Alpina and Subsp, found in the Balkans, Eastern Alps, and Carpathian. The wet compost breaks the dormancy of the soil. Consider sowing the seeds around winter, or early spring gives tremendous growth to the plant. It can be grown indoors, but it requires an excellent drainage system for potting them in the previous stages. These are great for making landscape flowers or wedding bouquets. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of either sand or fine grit; the depth must be similar to the seed’s size. In case they fail to sprout with a few weeks, the damp seeds can be placed with their tray in a refrigerator for a cold treatment around the plant’s incredible growth for four weeks.
The Bearded Bellflowers look beautiful and have a lavender color. These are small in size and can grow around an inch in height. They bloom in the late spring to early summer; they also have a taproot. They are also ideal for Alpine Gardening and can act as a perfect ground cover almost all times of the year. Bearded Bellflowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, making your garden even more lively. They can be sown around the time of winter and later be transplanted to your desired spot quite easily.
These plants can be pale blue to deep blue; they are also hairy on the inside, precisely why they are named Bearded Bellflowers. The name comes from a Latin word called ‘Barbata,’ which means bearded. They are also known for having miniature basal rosettes, greenish and slightly grayish leaves. So plant these lovely Bearded Bellflowers around winter and look forward to having a luscious alpine garden by June or August.
The Carpathian Bellflower is also popularly known as Tussock Bellflower or Carpathian Harebell. This breed of flowers belongs to the family of the perennial herb. Zone 8b is apt for this flower to thrive because it only needs an average water amount. Carpathian Bellflowers can grow by at least a foot, which is quite impressive. They grow exceptionally in full sun, but even partial sun can get the job done. A dappled shade should also suffice when starting with these bellflowers. They tend to blossom fully around the time of late summer, spring, or even throughout these two seasons.
Like most Bellflowers, they are also great for an Alpine gardening spot. You can either use them as cut flowers or ground cover. They do not wither away in other seasons, so you can call them annual flowers, which attract all the garden essential insects and birds. These are also great if you are looking to use flowers for landscaping because they are excellent for decorating your driveways, patios, and sidewalks. The Carpathian Bellflower needs a temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit to reach full potential, so it can also start to do wonders like self-fertilizing. It has only a surface level of depth to plant seeds. It also germinates within one to three weeks. This short period makes these Bellflowers one of the best choices for your garden. You can even start to grow this indoors if you do not have a garden; a one-gallon to three-gallon container is a great start. Sow these plant seeds in winter for noticeable results. They attract pollinators like butterflies, bees, flies, beetles, and moths.
Clustered Bellflowers originate from Europe. You can grow these beautiful flowers inside a tray without going through much hassle and then transplant them to your garden or wherever intended. Start preparing to pot your flowers in the early spring. These flowers also go by the name of Dane’s blood. They can be used for landscaping as a plug plant due to their evergreen leaves and radiant purple shade.
Clustered Bellflowers grow well with a moderate amount of water. When they have bloomed entirely, the size of their diameter spreads around two inches. They start covering the underground runners and flowers in early summer. These flowers are also known for self-germinating, making them relatively low maintenance. However, this only happens when the climate is cold, so we recommend sowing and transplanting them when the temperature is chilled. The best part about Clustered Bellflowers is their ability to grow in almost all kinds of soil as long as they have an adequate water supply.
Mountain Harebells require a rough consistency of soil to flourish. You can usually find them spreading naturally across foothills of mountains and near lakes. More often than not, these are also called Alaska Harebell. These flowers also need full sunlight, but a minimal amount should also be apt for them to thrive. Even a moderate amount of water is enough for Mountain Harebells to bloom; this makes it a good option for gardeners at places that do not receive heavy rainfall. They usually have a bright blue color pleasing to the eye. They add a nice aesthetic and a pop of color to any location.
This flower comes alive at the time of springs and summers. You will have a lovely garden every year because these flowers can entirely cover the ground. They attract numerous creatures that fill your garden with humming, buzzing, and chirping. The Evan flow of life is maintained when these birds and bees encourage pollination by their mere existence. We suggest you start when the weather is cold, even at the ease of your home. Then gradually move them to your garden. Once these flowers are entirely grown, you don’t even need to add fertilizers.
Spreading Bellflowers belong to certain parts of Europe, albeit they can still be found mainly in other parts of the world. Since these flowers tend to grow anywhere naturally, you can find their groundcovers on rivers and creek banks, clearings in the woods and roadways. Even in waste grounds, meadows, open woodland areas, country roads, and fallow fields.
They are star-shaped with a violet-blue tint; this gives them an eye-catching appeal, which will upgrade your garden’s overall look. These Bellflowers need full sun exposure. You can sow your first batch in winter and move them to your garden once they sprout. They can be grown inside your home if you do not have a garden; all you need is a one-gallon size container.
Serbian Bellflowers are also known as Poscharky’s Bellflower and Trailing Bellflower. These flowers are thick and grow in a bunch; this quality alone makes it desirable to use them to cover your garden. This flower doesn’t need the most enriched soil because it self-fertilizes. It is quick to spread in the entire area; however, it is not invasive.
Suppose you wish to include Serbian Bellflowers in your garden. In that case, you can either begin with basal cuttings of mature plants or plant seeds. The local nurseries might have these in small-six packs; finding these flowers should not be difficult.
Availing them from a nursery should be ideal because these flowers are so gorgeous that you won’t be satisfied with just one. These perennial plants have a quick growth spurt once you transplant them into the borders and beds of your garden. Their height remains under a foot (0.5 meters), but the area they cover can be up to 3 feet (1 m).
Rainer Harebell is native to the Italian and Swiss Alps. These bell-shaped flowers are pale-lilac. You will find them dazzling in fields around the time of summer with evergreen leaves. These flowers demand full sunlight and should do wonders for your stone driveways because they require chalky or sandy soils. If you’re planning to plant these, make sure you have adequate water drainage because they cannot survive otherwise. They belong to the classification of low-growing herbaceous perennial. If you decide to plant Rainer Harebell, beware of snails, glasshouse red spider mite, slugs, and aphids.
Spanish Bellflowers is a beautiful and showy flower that keeps coming up every year; you only need to plant them once. Plant them in a place where the sun reaches them fully or slightly. These flowers will bring in all the right birds and insects to your garden, and in return in only demand moderate water. They are great for setting the mood at a dinner table or a wedding ceremony. Their cut flower arrangement is stunning and something you must look forward to if you plan to grow them. They will be ready to use during springtime if you decide to plant them around Christmas.
Kashmiri Bellflower is an appealing perennial herb. You can find them easily in the crevices of rocks and cliffs. They have large and fluffy flowers that are pale-violet. Even though they are somewhat hairy, they do not protrude outwards. It has broadly lance-shaped sepals and elliptic leaves. Their stems are tufted, floppy, furry, and grow in a zigzag shape. These are found commonly in Afghanistan, Uttarakhand, and the Himalayas.
Bellflowers are convenient for all types of gardens. They are low maintenance and budget-friendly as well. You can use them on different occasions or even start your little endeavor with the ten Bellflowers that we recommended above. So do not wait around and begin your new gardening project ASAP!