When I was growing up, my best color was pink. I could remember asking to have my room painted pink and the joy that filled my heart when that request was granted.
Now, I can’t say if pink is still my best color, but one thing is sure; pink does know how to make an impression. The color is often associated with love and romance, and it is little wonder families love to grow pink flowers.
Its lovely ambiance can foster unity and make the family bond even stronger while giving your landscape something to cheer about.
Growing plants with pink flowers go beyond just beautifying your landscape; you get to attract beneficial insects like butterflies and bees to your garden since they love attractive flowers.
Sometimes you want to liven an otherwise green yard with attractive colors; a touch of pink will provide the contrast you need.
Depending on your preference, you can add light pink flowers to bring some calmness to your garden, or you can be daring and go for deeper pink shades that look almost like magenta. The deep pink shades are bold and stand out in your garden.
There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of pink flowers to choose from, and that can be overwhelming. That is why I’ve come up with this guide to show you some of the popular pink flowers you can choose for your garden. You’ll also be seeing its growing conditions to know which pink flowers will work best in your zone.
Without further ado, let’s jump right in.
13 of the Most Popular Pink Flowers
Because I don’t want you spending all your time going through the hundreds of pink flowers to add to your garden, I’ve gone through them for you and came up with some of the most popular pink flowers. These flowers cut across the different zones and climates.
All you need to do is check the ones that grow best in your environment and enjoy them.
1. Creeping Phlox
This amazing flower is native to woodland and, as the name implies, is a creeping plant. Its flowers stay low on the ground forming a mat. It has a deeper pink shade that is closer to violet.
This perennial flower is a warm-season plant with its blooming period between July and September. It grows best in USDA zones 5-9 and can thrive in full or partial sun exposure. Its many qualities make it an ideal border plant.
2. Bee Balm Pink Flowers
Do you live anywhere in USDA zones 4-9? Then, you’ll most certainly enjoy this deep pink almost-purple flower.
It is an excellent bee, butterfly, and hummingbird attractor. Most significantly, Bees love to feast on it, and that’s where it got its name from. It is a fast-growing flower that loves the full sun.
3. Coneflower (Pink Flower)
You can get both the calm light pink shade and the bold deep pink shade with the coneflower. It grows best in zones 3-9 and, at 36 inches tall, can bring some height to your garden.
Coneflower has a full orange center that gives it the wildflower look. It blooms from the summer months through to the fall, giving you ample time to enjoy its fabulous flowers. Its drought tolerance is a major reason it’s so popular among gardeners.
So if you’re looking to conserve water, this may just be the pink flower for you.
4. Rose Thrift
The ideal rock garden flower rose thrift will not only bring the necessary green to your rose garden, but it’ll also add a touch of pink beauty. Talk about a double blessing.
Its green foliage is delicate and classy; if you want to get the best out of this flower, leave it under full sun or partial shade. People in zones 3-9 will enjoy this flower that can grow up to 8 inches tall while spreading almost its height.
5. Impatiens Pink Flowers
Even though its flowers are predominantly pink, impatiens flower gives you a chance to enjoy a combination of other flowers like red, orange, and purple.
Impatiens love to grow in moist, well-draining soil. They can be grown in almost all the zones apart from zones 10-12, where the heat is unconducive for it.
Impatiens attract beneficial insects and hummingbirds to your garden. They should be planted in spring after all threats of frost have passed.
6. Alice Du Pont Mandevilla
This is a climbing flower you can have on trellises or guide to climb over your garden gate. This heat-loving plant grows in zones 10-11 and will bloom all summer long. Its flowers are bright pink.
If it isn’t obvious, Alice du Pont loves to grow under the full sun in well-draining soil. So make sure the location receives a lot of sunlight daily if you want the full bliss. Its vines are fast-growing and will quickly fill-up your yard giving you more pink goodness.
7. ‘Giles Van Hees’ Veronica
Veronica is a low-growing plant with lance-shaped green leaves. It produces awesome pink flowers on its 6 inches long spikes.
It thrives under full sun or partial shade and is comfortable in zones 4-9. If your area is prone to deer attack, you’ll do well to grow this flower as it is repulsive to deer while attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
8. Bergenia Pink Flower
While many flowers will see their growth reduced when planted in shady areas like under trees, bergenia explodes. It is sometimes called pigsqueak because of the sound it makes when two flowers are rubbed together.
It produces amazing pink flowers over its glossy green foliage and can be used as ground cover. It is best suited for zones 3-8.
This extremely attractive plant with pink bell-shaped flowers will bring a different dimension to your gardening with its beautiful flowers.
Be careful as this plant is poisonous to both humans and pets and should not be planted where some pets or kids can mistakenly eat them. They are suited to zones 4-10.
10. Delphinium Pink Flower
This showy perennial grows on spikes, produces light pink flowers, and can tower over other garden plants giving your landscape the necessary height.
These plants love to grow under the full sun in moist soils. You may need to provide means of irrigation in areas with minimal rainfall. Plant delphinium in compacted gardens in zones 3-7.
11. Dianthus (Pink flowers)
Dianthus is an extremely attractive flower with green foliage and a showy pink flower growing at the top. It is also called pinks because its flowers look like they have been cut with pinking shears.
It is a low maintenance plant requiring minimal water to grow. It grows in zones 3-9 and can grow up to 10 inches tall in the right conditions.
12. Spanish Lavender Pink Flowers
Spanish lavender is native to the Mediterranean and North Africa. It is the go-to choice of pink flowers for gardeners living in hot, humid regions.
The plant can grow up to 24 inches tall and should only be planted outdoors in zones 8and 9. The attractive flowers also attract beneficial insects that aid pollination in your garden.
13. Weeping Higan Cherry
I know it may seem odd, but not all flowering pink plants are herbs or shrubs. You can get pink flowering trees to grow in your garden.
This is especially useful for gardeners looking for an entirely different and unique plant. The weeping higan cherry tree is a 30-foot deciduous tree that blooms in mid-spring.
It is popular among gardeners looking to grow pink flowering trees because it has a better tolerance for heat and cold than most flowering cherries. Grow them in zones 4-8.
Pink flowers are enchanting, and it is little wonder there is a growing likeness for pink flowering plants among gardeners. They will bring a unique flower shade, not commonly seen in every garden.
So, carefully go through this list of pink flowers and select the best one or two for your garden.