Thinking of adding a new color to your garden? Bell-shaped flowers are cherry perennial flowers. Distinctive bell-like petals make them stand out from the cloud. These low-maintenance flowers come in many sizes, colors, and varieties.
Common types of Bell-Shaped Flowers
As you might know, there are so many types of bell-like flowers but here we are only going to discuss a few of them. These are the most adored and common types of bell-like flowers:
- Snow Drops (Galanthus Nivalis)
- Bell Flowers (Campanula)
- Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea)
- Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia Spp.)
- Blue Bells (Hyacinthoides)
- Coral Bell
These exotic, delicate fragrant flowers are usually found in red, purple, pink, and white colors. Fuschia grows well in a cold climate.
To get good results you will need to keep these in mind.
Sunlight: Fuschia grows best in partial sunlight. As they like cold weather plants they don’t need much sunlight. Direct sunlight doesn’t let the flowers develop properly.
Fertilization: Fuschia needs regular fertilization. But avoid fertilizing your Fuschia in late summers as it may damage your plant.
Water: They need more water in hotter weather. Make sure the pot you are growing the Fuschia provides enough moisture. Avoid overwatering as it will rot the roots.
2. Snow Drops ( Galanthus Nivalis)
Snowdrops are just another cold climate-loving flower. Their seeds can even sprout through the snow. However, these flowers usually take a year to grow and establish. And the Blooms start appearing in the last winters.
Sunlight: Just like the above-mentioned type of bells like flowers, these flowers also need partial shade or partial sun. Direct sunlight can damage your plant.
Water: This flower is very much like the Fuschia flower. They don’t require much water to grow. Keep the water quantity moderate. However, it requires more water in a warm climate.
Hardiness zone: 3-8
Planting depth: 2-3″
Soil: Well-drained soil (having plenty of humus)is ideal for snowdrops to grow.
3. Bell Flowers (Campanula)
Bellflowers or campanula are mostly planted as garden ornaments around the globe. Campanula represents attractiveness, everlasting love, and gratitude. This entire plant is rich in vitamin c and is edible.
Bell Flowers care
Sunlight: Campanula can grow in both full and partial sunlight. However direct sunlight produces heavy blooms.
Water: Although they don’t require much water. But the dry season calls for water. Irrigation is a health booster for bellflowers. It is advisable to water early in the morning.
Note: Waterless when your plant stops growing actively.
Fertilizer: (5-10-10) or (10-10-10) is mostly recommended by the Gardners. It can be fertilized in both spring and midsummer. You can also add organic mulch to maintain moisture and deter weeds. To encourage flowering you can even add bone meal as it is rich in Phosphorus.
Note: Avoid over-fertilizing.
Soil: To get mind-blowing results to plant bellflowers in rich well-drained soil. Soil should not be soggy and evenly moist soil is ideal for campanula.
4. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea) is found in white, lavender, purple, and pink colors. They look pleasing to the eyes but they can be dangerous to pets and children. Unlike all the above-mentioned types, these flowers grow better in warmer areas.
Sunlight: Their growth depends on summer heat actually. They can do well both in full or partial sunlight. On warmer days they require less sunlight.
Water: They need more water than all other types of bell-like flowers as they need more moisture so regular watering is a must. Experts suggest water one or two times during droughts and hot spells.
Soil: Soil should not be dry or soggy. Well-drained soil is ideal for its growth.
5. Angel’s Trumpet ( Brugmansia spp.)
Angel’s trumpet is the most popular sub-tropical shrub in central and south America. If you are planning to grow it in the pot make sure you use the plastic pot. Their flowers produce a strong pleasing fragrance at night. This type is extremely toxic to pets and kids.
Care for Angel’s Trumpet
Water: This type also needs more water to grow. The Pot grown plant needs more water to grow than the ground one.
Soil: They do best in acidic soil. Soil having PH 5.5-7 is highly beneficial for it to grow.
Sunlight: Their sunlight requirement is different for both cooler and warmer zones. In cooler zoons, they require plenty of sunshine. However, in warmer zoons, they do need afternoon shade.
6. Blue Bell (Hyacinthoides)
Bluebells are mostly seen in Atlantic areas(North-Western Spain and the British Isles).
They are considered super dangerous to pets. Consuming a small amount of this plant can cause various abdominal problems like vomiting Diarrhea etc. Heaviest and eye-catching blooms can be spotted throughout spring.
Blue Bell care
Sunlight: Although they do best in strong and direct sunlight partial sun is also okay for them to spread.
Water: They need more moisture in summer and droughts. Regular watering can bring fruitful results. Maintain at least 1 inch of water.
Soil: To grow and spread widely they need humus-rich, well-drained moist soil. Chalky, clay, loamy, and sandy soil are the most recommended type of soil for bluebells.
Yellow blooms of Daffodil are the first sign of spring. It is a beautiful flower with a star-shaped backdrop. They appear in the form of clusters which add more in beauty.
Daffodils are an easy perennial that mostly grows in North America. If you plant them in Autumn they will bloom in spring.
Yellow Daffodils are most common but they can be in white and pink, orange and yellow, Green and Orange color.
Golden Ducat’, Rip van Winkle and Petit Four are common varieties of Daffodil according to location.
8. Coral Bell
Coral Bell is a beautiful addition to your garden. It is a foliage plant with golden, green, or red color flowers.
Coral Bells are also known as Alumroot. Tinny Bell-shaped flowers appear on the tall stems of Coral Bell.
They are mostly grown in wooded areas. So if you want to grow them, shaded areas and filtered sun places are best for it.
Muscari flowers are favorites in the list of bell-shaped flowers. They are little flowers between six to eight inches.
They are very easy to grow in any climate. It is the best low-maintenance to grow in your landscape areas.
You can grow Mascari from later summer to early spring. Cover bulbs four times with loose soil.
Some pest problems can infect Mascari, but no special maintenance is required for growth.
How can you grow bell-shaped flowers?
Is this question making you restless? Take a deep breath. These flowers are super easy to grow and maintain. Have a look at these basic requirements:
- Full or Partial Sun: Just like all other flowers, they grow well in the sun. Direct sunlight produces heavy blooms.
- Water: They don’t need much water to grow but dry season calls for water. Try watering early in the morning to get maximum results.
- Fertilizer: (5-10-10) or (10-10-10) fertilizer is ideal for bell-shaped flowers to grow. You can also add organic mulch to maintain moisture and deter weeds. Bone meal is also being added in some parts of the world to encourage flowering as it is rich in phosphorus.
FAQ’S Bell Shaped Flowers
What are the little white bell flowers called?
Campanula or Canterbury Bells produce little white color flowers. Flowers can appear in different colors like white, pink, and purple. Campanula itself stands for little bells.
These were the most adored and familiar types of bell-shaped flowers. All types of these flowers don’t require much effort as they are super easy to grow and maintain. They are super cute but some of them are poisonous to kids and pets. Go ahead give your garden a boost.