There’s a good reason to love pink flowers, not only are they GORGEOUS, they are always among the most trending flower color each year. Why pink, well because every shade of pink is perfect. Bold bright pinks, are the perfect shade to grab your attention, while soft lighter shades tend to be calming. Either way, loading your garden with pink flowers can be stunning as well as mood-boosting. Flowers in the pink shades typically symbolize happiness, grace, innocence, youth and joy. If you are wanting to add shades of pink to your outdoor living spaces, here is a list of my favorites that would look lovely in your garden while bursting forth in a various shades of cheery pinks!
Peonies ~ (The Most Popular Pink Flower and my most FAV) No flower is more fragrant than the peony, and their blooms come in all shades of pink. They’re one of the most popular and beloved perennials for good reason. These flowers are beautiful and they don’t need a lot of maintenance. Choose a location with lots of sun and well-draining soil, as well as good air circulation around the plant. With the proper growing conditions, your peonies can last 50-100 years!
Petunias~ These beauties are a full sun favorite and there are so many colors to choose from. Their pink flowers come in shades ranging from bright pink, hot pink, to salmon shades, as well as muted pastels. There are also variegated varieties with light and dark shades of pink mixing on the petals. Outside of shades, you can choose between different shapes—regular petunias will give you traditional trumpet-shaped flowers (hummingbirds love these), double petunias have pretty ruffled flowers, and mini petunias give you a smaller version of the traditional look of their full-sized cousins.
Daylilies – The Garden Classic Orange is the color that come to mind when most of us think of daylilies (known as “tiger lilies”), but these flowers come in a number of beautiful shades and shapes. You’ll find dozens of varieties ranging from light to dark—and multicolored, too. A few varieties feature unusual double flowers or pretty ruffled edges for an extra stunning touch. Best of all, the daylily is known as a resilient plant. They prefer full sun, but will bloom reliably in a variety of soil conditions. They’re even tough enough to grow in hardiness zones 3 though 9.
Bleeding Heart – Pink And Unique, Bleeding hearts are another top pick for shade gardens, not only because they grow well in shade but also because of the unusual fronds of heart-shaped flowers that they produce. They come in a variety of colors, from soft pinks to bold pink and even bright red. They’re easy keepers, too, growing in hardiness zones 2 through 9 with a preference for cool shade and moist soil.
Rose Begonia ~ Want to fill a shady area with beautiful rosy blooms? Then the rose begonia is what you’re looking for. These pretty perennials are perfect for pots on porches, though you can plant them in beds, too. But keep in mind begonias are a tender perennial—in most areas, they won’t survive the winter unless you dig up their tubers and bring them indoors. But in zones 9 through 11, they can stay outside so long as there is no danger of freezing. As far as pink flowers go, these come in every shade imaginable—you’ll even find white begonias edged in pink, pink mixed with yellow stripes, and other unusual colors.
Dianthus ~ This is another versatile perennial with pink flowers that prefers full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Dianthus, or Sweet William, comes in all kinds of sizes, from miniature varieties that top out at 6 inches to giant dianthus, which can grow up to three feet tall. Search for this plant in shades of pink and you’ll find everything from white carnations (which are a type of dianthus) edged in pink, to fiery hot pinks. An added bonus is that deer seem to not like to eat these pretty pink flowers.