Perennials with pink flowers are the true muses of romantic gardens, gracing them with an undeniably timeless and poetic allure. But their charm doesn’t end there – pink perennials can enchant any garden, igniting a softness and freshness that blends seamlessly with analogous shades such as purple or blue, pastel shades of apricot, or even with white flower.
And when paired with gray or glaucous foliage, their pink blooms with different shades of hues will bring a pastel softness and bright touch to your garden.
In fact, the color pink encompasses a wide spectrum of hues, ranging from pale rose to dark and energetic shocking pink, as well as delicate salmon and peach tones and even vibrant flamingo shades.
With an abundance of bulbous and herbaceous varieties available, you can fill your garden with beautiful and intense tonalities of emotions and feelings, like an artist’s rich and colorful palette! And you can do it all year round!
Yes, because there are so many perennials with blushing flowers in the pink range that you can even see them sparking up a bright light through the snow-covered land of winter days.
There is no season that lacks a choice of lush, delicate, or exotic varieties that will blossom in your garden!
If the color pink also makes you dream or inspires you, this stunning selection of flowering perennials with pink blooms will energize your garden for all the months from January to December!
Whether your garden is in the shade or in the sun, dry or wet, exotic or temperate English style, naturalistic or resolutely contemporary, you will be spoiled for choice in our selection!
20 Breathtaking Pink Flowering Perennials for All the Seasons
We had to choose the best perennials for you, and pick some for every month of the year – and this is the list of the finalist pink flowering perennials for your garden!
So, we can start with an early season pink flowering perennial with amazingly fragrant blooms: a hyacinth, of course!
1: ‘Pink Pearl’ Ditch Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Pink Pearl’)
One of the earliest blooming perennials with pink flowers is a garden classic: there are many hyacinth varieties with blooms in shade of pink, but ‘Pearl Pink’ is special… And this is not just because this bulbous beauty has won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society…
To start with, the color is very bright, deep and intense, on the fuchsia range, but the very fragrant fleshy and star shaped blossoms also have pale margins.
They come in very dense clusters on the straight and upright stem and this cultivar has quite long blooming times, up to 4 weeks. The bright green upright lance shaped leaves form a lovely crown at their feet.
If you prefer other hues for your spring garden, ‘Anna Marie’ is light filled and pale rosy pink, ‘Apricot Passion’ is apricot (as the name says), ‘Gipsy Queen’ is salmon while if you want a mid range, pure pink cultivar, ‘Fondant’ is one of the best!
For beds or containers, ‘Pink Pearl’ Dutch hyacinth or any of the other varieties is best suited for a place in full view, and where you can enjoy its heady fragrance, like next to your house or in a front garden display.
2: ‘Serenity Pink Magic’ African Daisy (Osteospermumecklonis ‘Serenity Pink Magic’)
An exceptional variety of African daisy that will give you a long lasting floral display, from early spring to frost, is ‘Serenity Pink Magic’. Clearly, it has our color on its elegant, overlapping and stiff looking petals, and with a special touch.
The color starts deeper at the tips, on the rose to creamy pink range, and it seamlessly fades to almost white as you move towards the center.
The delicate light effect is really exceptional, and then you will find a saffron ring of anthers that crowns a dark purple, almost black center.
This evergreen tender perennial may take a break in summer, if days are too hot, but when in full bloom, the flowers may completely cover the foliage! Under the floral display, you will find a tuft of lovely green oval leaves that will stay on in winter as well.
Mixing the exotic with the traditional, a daisy with the X factor, ‘Serenity Pink African Daisy’ is the ideal low maintenance perennial for containers or flower beds, and it will bring light to most informal garden designs.
3: ‘Julia Rose’ Itoh Peony (Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’)
If you are looking for a shrubby perennial with romantic pink blossoms in late spring and early summer, the Itoh, or intersectional hybrid variety ‘Julia Rose’ is just perfect! The large, single or semi double flowers are 4 to 6 inches wide (10 to 15 cm), and very showy indeed, with their soft round and cupped shape.
The petals, lightly frilled, will display bright shades of delicate, pastel rose with some vibrant flamingo blushes.
They will usually come 3 at a time, opening from cherry red buds, and, you should expect about 30 of them for each specimen in a season.
When you walk past them, you will not miss the strong and spicy fragrance that they give off. You need to picture these blossoms just about popping their heads out of the lush, deeply lobed green foliage that shelters them and gives them a finely textured backdrop.
Ideal for herbaceous borders, ‘Julia Rose’ Itoh peony will definitely suit a natural looking green space especially with a traditional and “old world” inspiration, like a cottage or English country garden, where it will flare up with rose and pink romance as the warm season approaches. Or you can bring this effect indoors in a vase, as it is an excellent cut flower.
4: ‘Pink Attraction’ Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica ‘Pink Attraction’)
A wonderful reblooming cultivar of bearded iris with the perfect but delicate pink shade is ‘Pink Attraction’. While most varieties have purples, whites, violets and blues, our color is not very common with this perennial.
But our pick will not disappoint you, with its bright rose tonality, which is quite uniform all over the blossoms. You will notice light purplish veins that decorate the lightly frilled petals (sepals, actually) if you move closer.
Large and showy, they will keep coming all through the season in waves, starting late in spring and continuing with their romantic and at the same time quite exotic display all the way to early fall!
The blooms rise above the fleshy and sword like evergreen leaves which have a special touch: they are fragrant!
By far one of the best irises of this color, ‘Pink Attraction’ is a low maintenance perennial for beds and borders in informal gardens. You can let it naturalize, as it will spread happily thanks to its strong rhizomes, even in cold countries!
5: Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycorisspremgeri)
Don’t be fooled by the name of this perennial from China, electric blue spider lily; it has a vibrant pure to rose and even cream pink blossoms, with fuchsia strokes that run at the center of each of the 6 petals that leads you to the throat of the flower of the.
But… yes, you will see a tiny bluish blush at the tips! The combination is actually quite unusual, even puzzling or psychedelic, in fact, a bit like tie dye…
Trumpet shaped but with an open and star like mouth, the blooms are about 2 inches across (5.0 cm) and they come in umbels of 4 to 6 on top of upright stalks, bringing life and their sweet fragrance to your garden late in the season, from the end of summer into fall.
Both butterflies and hummingbirds love them! The leaves of this bulbous species are strap like, long and narrow, and of a dark green color.
It is best to plant electric blue spider lily in groups, whether you want its blossoms to grace your beds, rock garden, or containers in an informal, also natural looking yard.
6: ‘Hidcote Pink’ Beardtongue (Penstemon ‘Hidcote Pink’)
For an herbaceous looking perennial with flowers of our color, ‘Hidcote Pink’ beardtongue will tick all the boxes. Its bell shaped blooms have a lovely salmon shade which becomes deeper where the small, rounded petals part at the mouth, displaying the purplish stripes that line the throat of the nodding blossoms.
Each is about 1.5 inches long (4.0 cm) and they come like romantic beauties on upright stems from mid summer and into fall, in elegant open clusters.
The bushy and evergreen foliage of this species will keep your garden green even during the cold months of winter, and its natural look does not detract from the fresh and full texture it provides.
Easy to grow and low maintenance, it has won the famous Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Ideal for herbaceous borders and beds, ‘Hidcote Pink’ beardtongue will definitely also suit cottage and rock gardens, prairies and any garden with a naturalistic planting design, including in coastal regions, where you want a spark of its romantic pink blossoms.
7: Pink Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum)
For large blooms with “rosy cheeks” there is a perennial from North America that I would like you to meet: pink trillium. This rhizomatous species is famous for having three broad and pointed petals and three green sepals that alternate if you look at them frontally, or from above.
And you need to, because it is a low growing plant and the blossoms look up into the sky… They are in shades of magenta to really pale pink, almost white, and the golden pistils give that extra spot of light to the flower heads, which are 5 inches across (12.5 cm)!
Opening in late spring and then keeping you company till early summer, they seem to float on the lush, rich green and soft looking, dense, foliage.
Pink trillium is a perfect for darker spots and woodland gardens because, despite its large pink blossoms, it actually likes a bit of shade.
You can grow it as ground cover under the dense canopies of trees, and even let it naturalize. In fact, it is virtually disease free, it requires loa maintenance and it will propagate by both rhizomes and seeds.
8: ‘Madame WilfornGonnere’ Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea ‘Madame WilfronGonnere’)
But you may have a pond, and you may also want to bring a rosy blush to your water feature with a striking perennial. Don’t worry, ‘Madame WilfornGonnere’ will come to your help.
No aquatic plant is more iconic than Nymphaea, a d our variety has really regular, lotus like flowers with a perfect arrangement of its petals…
Rose pink fading to pale on the outside and blushing to magenta in the middle of the bloom, where you can see the saffron anthers, they are quite big, about inches across (10 cm).
They will float on the water surface of your little lake from early summer to early fall. And you do not need deep water! In fact, it can grow in very shallow areas, as it is very short, but wide spreading!
Of course you will also get the round, glossy green leaves that you expect with every plant in this genus – and with our watery romantic beauty, they are about 6 inches across (15 cm).
If your garden has a romantic theme and you have a water feature, even a shallow pond, you really can’t miss out on ‘Madame WilfornGonnere’ hardy water lily’s exceptional pink blooms, and it is very cold hardy as well.
But you could also grow it for the energy and vitality of its floral display, because the color is very bright indeed.
9: ‘Younique Old Pink’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Younique Old Pink’)
We could not leave out one of the world’s favorite – and least demanding – herbaceous perennials, garden phlox, which has a few varieties in our color, and we found ‘Younique Old Pink’ for you…
The dense clusters of round flowers that adorn it all the way from mid summer to late fall have a dusty pink color, quite soft but intense looking, which fades to white towards the centers.
Rich in nectars and regularly visited by hummingbirds and pollinators these lovely floral displays also have another famous characteristic of this genus: a super heady and intoxicating fragrance!
Known for its exceptional resistance to mildew, this cultivar displays a short but dense clump of pointed leaves at the base.
Ideal for small gardens and containers, ‘Younique Old Pink’ phlox is also very good to bring its pink blush and sweet scent to herbaceous borders and beds; grow in in groupings in an informal garden for best sensory effect.
10: ‘Joey’ Mulla Mulla (Ptilotusexaltatus ‘Joey’)
I would like to introduce you to an unusual and fluffy perennial: ‘Joey’ mulla mulla…. Maybe you have never heard of it, but this Australian native will add a touch of rosy and woolly softness to your garden, starting in winter (yes!) and continuing into the summer months.
The plumes it produces have filaments of magenta and pale pink, which mix brightly in the Sun and from a distance, for a very feathery and enchanting effect!
Each plume is about 3 inches long (7.5 cm) and pointed; some see bottle brushes in them, but their fuzzy appearance makes me think of bubblegum colored candy floss instead! The contrast with the fleshy elliptical and silver green and evergreen foliage is luminous as well as striking.
While ‘Joey’ mulla mulla is not cold hardy, you can easily grow it as an annual in colder climates, but it will only blossom in summer in this case. It is perfect to soften up beds and borders with its texture and to brighten them up with its bright pink color!
11: Pink Sword Lily (Gladiolus spp.)
We can only select a few of the pink varieties of sword lilies to show you here… The Gladiolus genus in fact is quite strong with different shades of our color for your summer days.
Their long, upright inflorescences literally pack with showy flowers that open from the bottom and climb up; each can be 2 to 5 inches across (5.0 to 12.5 cm). The palest of all is ‘Careless’, which has an almost white, rosy cream tonality – very delicate indeed!
‘Ben Venuto’ is instead the cultivar that maybe hits the perfect pastel but bright rose note, if you like romance… On the contrary, ‘After Shock’ will blow you away with its deep shocking pink blossoms! ‘Forte Rosa’ prefers to charm you with an unusual hue: peach!
Finally, ‘Invitiatie’ is the variety you want for luminous energy, thanks to its bright flamingo petals that blush up to an intense magenta. The sword shaped green foliage that accompanies these floral displays adds to the heady heights of beauty that these cormous perennials offer you!
One of the world’s favorite cut flowers, thanks to the length of their inflorescences (20 days in a vase!), in all colors, and pink as well, sword lilies add an impressive vertical accent to flower beds or borders, but you could as well grow them in containers.
12: ‘Pink Pride’ Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus ‘Pink Pride’)
Narcissus is the king and harbinger of spring, and it has a few colors in its range, white, yellow, orange and – yes! – pink as well! ‘Pink Pride’ is, in fact, a large cupped variety with exquisite bright apricot colored crowns that emerge from the ivory white back petals and then they change to coral in tonality!
It is a light infused spectacle that announces the sunny days to come with great elegance and a sophisticated palette. But don’t forge that Narcissus is also a very fragrant, fresh smelling perennial, and our cultivar is no exception!
The blossoms are also quite big, about 4 inches across (10 cm) and very balanced in shape. They will rise above the long and thin, fleshy and fresh looking foliage that forms lovely tufts at the base of this bulbous beauty.
Perfect for group planting, to naturalize or grow in flower beds and border, even under trees, very cold hardy and fast spreading, ‘Pink Pride’ large cupped daffodil is an enchanting presence in informal gardens, especially if you are aiming for a traditional, old world look.
13: Pink Hellebore (Helleborus spp.)
There are so many varieties of hellebore with pink blossoms that we could not pick one – especially because this perennial has an extremely sophisticated and even rare palette… flowering in the mid of winter and in early spring, its round flowers are showy and usually 2 to 3 inches across (5.0 to 7.5 cm).
So, ‘Angel Glow’ has single flowers with white as backdrop and a dusting of fuchsia on them. Instead, ‘Maid of Honor’ is semi double and with fading magenta and visible darker veins, but you may prefer ‘Penny’s Pink’ with a warm and mauve petals – inside, because they are dark purple on the back…
‘Double Ellen Pink’ instead will give you a bright shade in the ultra spectrum, while ‘Phoebe’ has our color in its purest hue, but gently brightening towards the center and then displaying a scattering of bright magenta dots that lead to some gold and lime green in the middle!
Really, the choice is superb with this hardy evergreen, and the lovely clumps of deeply lobed, often glossy leaves make their floral display look like a romantic bouquet!
You can bring the amazing colors on the pink range of hellebore to gardens even in shady corners, under trees or in naturalized areas, where group planting can result into a jaw dropping winter spectacle! But if you have beds and low borders in mind, please go ahead!
14: ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Pink’)
You can even have little pink birds flying on your garden with the perennial you are about to meet – or at least, this is the effect! In fact, the flowers of ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ scarlet sage look like doves!
With two broad lower petals that look like an open tail from the front and spread-out wings from the side, of a deep rose shade, and a central body, much paler, almost off white, that resembles the body of the symbol of peace, it’s easy to be confused.
Even more so because the protruding pistils may be mistaken for a long beak. What’s more, they come on long stems in very open clusters, so they seem to float in the air.
And they will do it all summer and fall! All around them, you will see hummingbirds and bees, while beneath them you will find the bushy foliage of heart shaped green leaves! It is also the 2012 winner of the All American Selections!
Fast growing and ideal for hot and dry conditions, ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ scarlet sage is a playful and cheerful perennial for beds and borders in any informal garden, but especially in the Mediterranean style.
15: ‘Touran Pink’ Saxifrage (Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Touran Pink’)
Imagine a carpet of tiny pink flowers in your garden all through the spring months! You have just seen ‘Touran Pink’ saxifrage! This low growing and spreading, compact perennial in fact literally disappears under its floral display for three months.
The blooms are star shaped, with 5 broad petals with clear veins and in shades from bright magenta to luminous rose. In the center, you will see a greenish yellow spot to add to the energetic effect of this little wonder.
The massive clusters of blossoms come on purplish stems just above the really dense, cushion of glossy and very small emerald green leaves. Its foliage looks like a wonderfully well kept lawn with very fine texture all through the year, even in winter, being an evergreen variety.
If you grow ‘Touran Pink’ saxifrage as ground cover, you will literally get a compact carpet of our color followed by an equally attractive green one. However, you should not underestimate its role in rock gardens or for edging, as well as in containers.
16: ‘Pink Diamond’ Single Late Tulip (Tulipa ‘Pink Diamond’)
‘Pink Diamond’ is arguably one of the best varieties of single late tulips… The perfectly sized, goblet shaped blossoms will give bright rose with a deeper blush at the base, and they will open during the days of late spring, and close again when the Sun sets.
It comes on strong and long stems above the fleshy, broad and pointed green leaves. But the Tulipa genus offers you other cultivars of in our color range.
For example, ‘Belle du Mond’ has broad heads with very pale cream and a bright flamingo center, while ‘Beauty Queen’ is salmon with dark magenta blushes, or you could choose ‘Apricot Delight, an early flowering winner of the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for March and April displays of gentle tonalities from soft and pastel rose to blushed pure pink.
Possibly the world’s favorite bulbous perennial, Tulipa offers you many varieties in shades of pink to bring spring romance or bright vitality to flower beds, borders or containers, or to have a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers to bring life to your living spaces.
17: Pink Freesias(Freesia spp.)
Freesia is yet another bulbous perennial with a good range of pink varieties. All have one thing in common, though… Their amazing fragrance, not just strong, but arguably one of the most pleasant in the whole world.
The funnel shaped blossoms, about 1 inch across (2.5 cm) that open on arching racemes all the way from June to September. The rounded petals open at the mouth with a soft elegance that gives this garden favorite its enchanting personality.
‘Single Pink’ is one of the most popular cultivars, displaying energetic magenta on the tips, white and yellow inside the blossom. But there is also the delicate semi double ‘Pink Fountain’ with a delicate bright rose flowers.
Or if you like a color range in the middle, you will love ‘Pink River’. The bright green sword shaped foliage simply adds to the extreme sophistication of this South African beauty!
Often grown for cut flowers, freesias are actually excellent perennials for containers, flower beds and rock gardens, and if you love pink, you have a good selection of sweet smelling cultivars to choose from.
18: Pink Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.)
Daylilies are famous all over the world for their lily like large flowers that brighten up the summer months in large profusions; well known are red, orange and yellow varieties, but there are many pink ones too.
And I would like to show you the range they offer. With blooms that range between 5 and 7 inches across (12.5 to 18 cm), that only last one day but are replaced continuously, easy to grow, they are exotic looking and… a few examples are coming…
‘Catherine Woodbury’ has pastel rose, broad petals with a golden center. The petals of ‘Cherry Cheeks’ are narrower and curved backwards, of a very strong pure pink tonality. ‘Fairy Tale Pink’ has an orchid tinge and lime green throat – very unusual!
‘Flamingo Fantasy’ blossoms are very full with flamingo (of course) outside and French rose inside – very showy! ‘Gordon Bigs’ instead plays with the punch range and ‘Hall’s Pink’ with the peach one…
‘Mardi Gras Parade’ has taffy and purple, but maybe ‘Awesome Blossom’ is even more striking with an energetic and saturated hue of brick and almost black! All have long, arching and grass like, but fleshy and deep green foliage that forms very lush clumps.
There are even more varieties of daylily with pink tonalities in their showy blossoms… It’s really hard to pick which one you can grow in your borders or perennial beds, to naturalize and even as ground cover!
19: ‘Babylon Rose’ Dahlia (Dahlia ‘Babylon Rose’)
We couldn’t leave out a dahlia from our shortlist of perennials with pink flowers, and ‘Babylon Rose’ is our choice! This variety will brighten up your garden from the peak of summer all the way to the onset of winter with its massive bright fuchsia blooms.
And I mean huge, because the fully double heads reach a whopping 8 inches across (20 cm). Filled with light and energy, they are elegant, not unruly like in other cultivars, but not geometric. The petals are long and pointed and gently arching.
It is also a very generous dahlia, with very large and intense floral displays. The soft looking, mid to dark green leaves are divided into three to five leaflets, mid to dark green and glossy.
On the other hand, the long stems are of a deep purple shade that adds to the colorful effect of this garden beauty. And it is also a winner of many awards…
Grow ‘Babylon Rose’ dahlia in a sheltered location in a border or flower bed and it will literally fill your garden with its vibrant pink form months on end. Then again, it makes an excellent cut flower as well!
20: Rain Lily (Zephyrathes grandiflora)
Another bulbous perennial you may have never heard of but which is worth meeting is rain lily. There are many varieties of this Mexican and Guatemalan exotic garden friend, but Zephyranthes grandiflora is arguably the most showy…
Its pure pink flowers have a darker touch, tending to magenta at the tips of the petals. They can reach a considerable size, 4 inches across, or 10 cm! You may notice a whitish or deep pink halo in the center and the pistils bend in a floppy fashion with their golden anthers between the cup shaped blossoms.
They look up to the sky and you will see the perfect regularity of their elegant petals. This sweet looking and energetic floral display will grace your yard during the hot months of summer.
Underneath them, a lovely and fresh looking tuft of green, strap like leaves will also coat the soil, giving you the impression of a field or prairie.
You can intrigue your visitors with rain lilies planted in groupings in your garden, in flower beds, border fronts. Most gardeners like to have them along paths and sideways, where they are at their best, but containers are also an option.
21: ‘Pink Melody’ Canna Lily (Zantedeschia ‘Pink Melody’)
Canna lilies are often white, but colorful varieties in yellow, orange and red are now becoming more and more popular – and there’s one in our color as well: ‘Pink Melody’.
The hard to beat elegance of its upward looking spathe, with the shape of a deep cup or drinking vessel is hard to match indeed! Our cultivar displays a dusting of bright magenta pink all over the upper part of the blossom, which can be an impressive 10 inches long (25 cm)!
But the showy nature of this perennial’s bloom is highlighted by a fading of white, yellow and green in soft and melting stripes that appears from under the main color… And the golden spadix in the middle adds a final touch of energy and sunlight!
This spectacular display will usually start in June, continue all through the summer months and end in fall! The glossy and fleshy, arrow shaped leaves at the base of this plant will also add to its striking and eye catching presence in your garden.
‘Pink Melody’ canna lily is both exotic and elegant, and it will suit beds, borders and containers in many garden styles, but it is also one of the few varieties of perennials with rosy blossoms you can grow in wet soil, bog gardens and on the banks of rivers and ponds!
22: Pink Watsonia (Watsoniaborbonica)
Let me show you a tall cormous perennial few people know that will bring its pink blossoms all the way up to eye level: pink watsonia, coming to your garden all the way from South Africa!
Its long stems, in fact, reach 5 feet in height (1.5 meters) and they carry lots of fragrant, trumpet shaped flowers, regularly distributed in a bright inflorescence, funnel shaped and 2 inches long (5.0 cm).
Having them in your garden is like watching crocuses climb up a ladder! They are rose to fuchsia pink with a darker, magenta color on the outside, and the twirling pistils inside are a real delight!
This light filled floral spectacle will stay with you from late spring to early summer. The leaves are sword like, upright and they form lovely fans; the leaves will die back after the blossom is spent, but, unusually, they will come back in the fall.
Pink watsonia is excellent to bring a bright and energetic vertical accent to flower beds and borders in most informal garden styles, and it is spectacular if you mass plant it!
23: ‘Shirley Temple’ Common Garden Peony (Paeonia lactifolia ‘Shirley Temple’)
Another peony, a common garden variety with an evocative name, ‘Shirley Temple’ must enter our list of pink flowers for one reason above all: it is possibly the most romantic looking perennial ever!
The reason is double… To start with, the actual pale shade of cream rose it has is unique, almost off white and pastel, as if an artist had just sketched it on canvas… The globular blossoms are also very full, double and with irregularly arranged and gently frilled and dented.
No bloom will ever reproduce the dreamy atmosphere of an enchanted old world garden like ‘Shirley Temple’ – except maybe some roses. About 6 inches in diameter (15 cm!) they are also very fragrant all through their blooming season, in late spring and early summer.
The finely textured, soft looking foliage in shades of mid and dark green finally completes this wedding bouquet effect perfectly well!
The perfect romantic cottage or English country garden perennial for borders and beds, rosy ‘Shirley Temple’ will also work well in other styles, including urban and suburban, and in mass planting it’s like reading a Jane Austin novel!
24: Pinks (Dianthus spp.)
How could we forget small Dianthus varieties, which are just called “pinks”? Often very fragrant (but usually less than white flowering ones), there are so many of our romantic color that it’s hard to know where to start…
Maybe ‘Romance’ is a good first pick, because its frilly flowers have a rich salmon shade which blushes to carmine in the center, and the contrast with the needle like blue foliage is really sublime…
The same foliage color becomes brighter against the luminous pure pink of ‘Rosy Cheeks’… Then again, ‘Fizzy’ combines pale taffy with a sumptuous dash of purple at the base of its petals…
For another delicate hue, this time uniform and very stable, warm and saturated, have a look at ‘Classic Coral’ instead! Finally, ‘Candy Floss’ has a nice name, not just for its sweet scent, but because the actual tonality it displays is sugar pink, and it is a winner of the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society!
Depending on the variety, you can have these lovely blossoms opening in your garden from late spring to late summer or from early summer to fall.
It’s hard to choose which of these pink varieties of Dianthus is more beautiful, so, why don’t you mix and matches in your flower beds, containers or at the edges of your paths, so you can also extend the blooming season to run from March to November?
25: Pink Lilies (Lilium spp.)
It seems only fair to conclude our romantic, but also energetic journey with a king of flowers in its pink shades: the majestic and sweetly scented lily!
With blossoms that can reach an incredible 12 inches across (30 cm), you will have lots and lots of color in your garden… With Lilium too it is hard to pick one… ‘Arbatax’ will offer you dense clusters of saturated pure pink which brightens to white towards the center.
Instead, ‘Brazilia’ is elegance and luminous delicacy itself: its frilled petals are just lined and dotted with magenta, while a shy rosy blush just appears glowing from a candid whitish surface…
‘Brindisi’ will give you the perfect romance with its pure and pale pastel rose blossoms… ‘Rossella’s Dream’ fades fro dark punch to pale peach as you move towards the center. ‘Salmon Twinkie’ will start at the tips with delicate hairbrow tonalities and then fade into salmon where the pistils start…
Finally, ‘Anastasia’ glows with magenta light that vanishes into snow white margins… Really, with lilies you have the full range of pinks in all combinations to grace your summer garden!
Of course, pink lilies make outstanding cut flowers, but in flower beds and borders they are no less attractive. They are definitely the showy perennial variety that you want center stage, in your front garden or leading up to your door.
Perennials with Pink Flowers- in Bloom from January to December!
If you love pink and you love perennials, you are in luck! You can have this color in your garden, in your beds, borders or containers all through the year. With showy species like lilies and dahlias to choose from, with delicate rose or strong shocking pink, and even varieties to decorate your pond, the choice is really huge – and fully yours
After many years as an academic in London, Adriano Bulla became a writer, publishing books like A History of Gardening, Organic Gardening and Elements of Garden Design; he then decided to become a gardener, following his childhood dream, and has been following his dream writing and gardening professionally in Southern Europe, where he has specialized in new and innovative organic gardening fields and techniques, like permaculture, regenerative agriculture, food forests and hydroponics.