Types of Bell Shaped Flowers

By J.W. Carpenter , last updated May 29, 2011

Among the many plants that produce bell shaped flowers, a virtually limitless selection of colors and plant forms are available. In fact, there are so many diverse types of bell shaped flowers that you could plant a whole garden with them and it wouldn’t seem repetitive. Below you’ll find just some of the most popular bell shaped flowers for use in home gardens.

Common Forsythia

Common Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia), often known as Golden Bells, is an upright deciduous shrub, featuring copious yellow spring flowers. It works well as an informal hedge and is excellent as a spring accent. It reaches about eight feet in height and to a similar width. Its foliage is quite attractive in autumn as it takes on yellow, red, and purple hues. The Common Forsythia is rated to USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

Lily of the Valley

The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is a perennial woodland flower famed for its delicate flowers. This small plant produces two or three wide, upright leaves with attractive parallel veins. From the center of the leaves a flowering stalk rises above the plant, to produce a loose cluster of small, white flowers. The Lily of the Valley can be grown in USDA Zones 2 to 7.


The Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a biennial plant that produces large, striking flower spikes, tightly packed with flowers. During its first year, it produces a low, leafy rosette, only flowering in its second year. However, the Foxglove readily self-seeds, which will lead to yearly flowering at the planting site. The Foxglove is suited to USDA Zones 4 to 8.

Yellow Bell Flower

The Yellow Bell Flower (Allamanda cathartica), also known as Golden Trumpet, is a shrubby tropical twining vine with big glossy leaves and striking, bright yellow blooms. It is rated to USDA Zones 9b to 11 for outdoor perennial growth, though it can be grown as an indoor houseplant or an outdoor summer annual in cooler climates.

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