Best Pink Flowers for Your Garden

Pink flowers can add a bold or delicate touch to the garden depending on which shades you use. Use light pink flowers for an airy feel, or bright pink flowers that pop against a green background. Browse our favorite pink flowering plants, including trees with pink flowers and spring flowers.

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  • Rose Thrift

    Perfect for your rock garden or along the edge of a bed or border, rose thrift adds a punch of pink flowers atop a grassy mound of foliage.

    Name: Armeria maritima Rosea

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 6-8 inches tall and wide

    Zones: 3-9

  • 'Alice du Pont' Mandevilla

    Soften your pergola or trellis with mandevilla, a heat-loving tropical vine that sports charming pink flowers all summer long.

    Name: 'Alice du Pont' Mandevilla

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: Climbs up to 20 feet tall

    Zones: 10-11

  • 'Ann Folkard' Geranium

    A great companion for coralbells and lungwort, 'Ann Folkard' geranium weaves its chartreuse foliage through other flowers -- and sports magenta-pink flowers.

    Name: Geranium 'Ann Folkard'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 12-24 inches tall, 24-30 inches wide

    Zones: 5-9

  • 'Catherine Woodbury' Daylily

    Add fragrance and beauty to your garden with no-fuss, pink-blooming 'Catherine Woodbury' daylily. One of the easiest perennials you can grow, it's sure to be a garden showstopper in early to midsummer.

    Name: Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 3 feet tall

    Zones: 3-9

  • 'Raspberry Wine' Bee Balm

    Attract butterflies and hummingbirds with bee balm's sweet fragrance. 'Raspberry Wine' offers beautiful rose-red flowers and good disease resistance, too.

    Name: Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 30 inches tall

    Zones: 3-9

  • 'Giles Van Hees' Veronica

    Ideal for small gardens 'Giles Van Hees' is a compact veronica that's resistant to deer and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with its bright pink flowers.

    Name: Veronica 'Giles Van Hees'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 6 inches tall

    Zones: 4-9

  • 'Appleblossom' Yarrow

    'Appleblossom' yarrow is a garden favorite with its soft pink flowers that float above feathery, gray-green leaves. It's a great addition to a cottage garden, is perfect for cutting and drying, and offers great deer and rabbit resistance to boot!

    Name: Achillea 'Appleblossom'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: 24 inches tall

    Zones: 3-9

  • Hollyhock

    Hollyhocks have been garden favorites for generations. And what's not to love about their towering spikes of hibiscus-shape flowers? The pink-flowering types are particularly fun in the garden as they seem to blend well with everything.

    Name: Alcea rosea

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: 3-8 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide

    Zones: 3-8

  • 'Party Dress' Anemone

    A striking addition to the garden, 'Party Dress' anemone pushes out big double pink blooms in autumn -- a time when most gardens could really use an extra shot of color.

    Name: Anemone 'Party Dress'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 36 inches tall and wide

    Zones: 4-8

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    'Pumila' Astilbe

    A compact variety perfect for small spaces, 'Pumila' also offers great flower power. The fragrant pink blooms make it a garden superstar. Plus it's deer resistant!

    Name: Astilbe 'Pumila'

    Growing Conditions: Part sun to shade and well-drained soil

    Size: 12 inches tall

    Zones: 4-8

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    'Dark Eyes' Fuchsia

    Generally planted as an annual, 'Dark Eyes' fuchsia adds a touch of elegance to your garden with its draping, lantern-like, double purple flowers. Plant fuchsia in hanging baskets or containers to give your garden an extra pop of color.

    Name: Fuchsia 'Dark Eyes'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to shade and well-drained soil

    Size: 24-30 inches tall and wide

    Zones: 8-10

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    Carefree Beauty Rose

    Bred by the late Dr. Griffith Buck of Iowa State University, this wonderful shrub rose offers fragrant pink semidouble flowers all summer and fall. It has excellent disease resistance. Try planting it with burgundy foliage such as Diabolo ninebark or 'Velvet Cloak' smokebush.

    Name: Carefree Beauty Rosa

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: 4 feet tall and wide

    Zones: 4-9

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    Allium

    The perfect plant to celebrate spring in the rock garden, Allium oreophilum grows low and boasts pretty pink flowers.

    Name: Allium oreophilum

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: 4 inches tall

    Zones: 4-7

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    Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon

    Rose of Sharon brings tropical flair to the garden with its continuous supply of pink blooms. This standout selection also offers variegated foliage! Use it for a focal point in the garden or as a privacy hedge.

    Name: Sugar Tip Hibiscus syriacus

    Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil

    Size: To 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide

    Zones: 5-8

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    Peony

    Few flowers are as opulent as a pink petal-filled peony. This carefree plant blooms in late spring and most varieties waft a delightful fragrance. You can dry the flowers for dried-flower crafts, too.

    Name: Paeonia selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: 4 feet tall and wide

    Zones: 3-8

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    'Angelique' Tulip

    Among the most beautiful of all tulips, 'Angelique' bears double flowers in a delightful shade of soft pink. It's also long-lived, able to bloom for several years in the right conditions. Plant 'Angelique' with white daffodils for a wonderful spring treat.

    Name: Tulipa 'Angelique'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 15 inches tall and 6 inches wide

    Zones: 3-8

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    Foxglove

    Foxgloves are majestic, low-care plants for the woodland garden. Most of the common varieties are biennials, meaning they grow foliage one year, bloom the next, then die. But happily, if you leave them to drop seed, new crops will spring up on their own every year.

    Name: Digitalis selections

    Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide

    Zones: 4-8

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    Dianthus

    You'll sometimes see "pinks" used as another common name for dianthus, so it's no surprise this is one of our top picks. Most dianthus are fragrant and many, such as Firewitch offer stunning silvery-blue foliage.

    Name: Dianthus gratianopolitanus selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

    Zones: 3-8

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    Dahlia

    One of the finest summer-blooming bulbs around, dahlias produce elegant flowers that are perfect for cutting. Plant breeders have given us a wealth of choices -- from blooms that appear in the softest of pink shades to eye-popping cerise. Their size ranges, too, from little 3-inch-wide gems to varieties that have flowers more than a foot wide.

    Name: Dahlia selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: From 6 inches to 6 feet tall, depending on variety

    Zones: Zones 8-10, but you can dig and store the tubers over winter.

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    Bleeding Heart

    A gorgeous perennial for shady spots in your yard, bleeding heart offers lovely pink blooms that are heart-shaped in bud. The blue-green foliage is a nice contrast to other plants.

    Name: Dicentra spectabilis

    Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter

    Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Zones: 3-9

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    Phlox

    What would the summer garden be without phlox? This perennial bears big heads of fragrant flowers in mid- to late summer, often when gardens need it the most.

    Test Garden Tip: Grow phlox where it has plenty of air circulation to stop powdery mildew, a common disease of this flower.

    Name: Phlox paniculata selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Zones: 4-8

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    Petunia

    One of the most popular summer annuals, petunias appear in almost every color. Pink shades are perfect for cool color schemes, though -- try mixing them with purple angelonia, white annual phlox, or burgundy-leaf sweet potato vine.

    Name: Petunia selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide, depending on type

    Zones: Annual

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    Crabapple

    One of the first trees to put on a show in spring, crabapples keep the display going thanks to their lovely red, purple, or yellow fruits that attract birds. And many crabapple selections offer good fall color, too.

    Name: Malus selections

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: From 6 to 25 feet tall and wide, depending on variety

    Zones: 3-8

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    Purple Coneflower

    Whoever named this plant purple coneflower was stretching it a bit -- the lovely summertime blooms are definitely more on the pink (or mauve) side. Regardless, it's a wonderful choice for the garden as it offers a ton of flowers, attracts butterflies, and holds up well to heat and drought.

    Name: Echinacea purpurea

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Zones: 3-9

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    Best White Flowers for Your Garden

    White flowers lend a cooling effect to the garden, especially on hot summer days. White flowers practically glow in the evening, so they're perfect for planting along pathways, or up against a deck or patio. Check out some of our favorite white flowers.
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