Color Commentary: Using Pink Flowers in the Garden

Color Commentary: Using Pink Flowers in the Garden

Pink-flowering plants add soft, romantic touches in gardens and containers.
Do you love romantic gardens, cottage gardens, and farmhouse gardens? Pink flowers appear in abundance in all these garden styles. 

Flowers come in a wide variety of pink hues from barely pink, white flowers kissed with warmness to hot pink beauties that seem to radiate a light of their own.

Pink flowers planted in masse deliver a soft romantic effect. 

And if you spend most of the time in your garden after work, soft pink flowers add a glowy luminescence to garden beds and containers at dusk.

Discover more plants that glow after dark. 

The majority of annual flowers that bloom in pink hues are sun-lovers and require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Some of our favorite sun-loving pink annual flowers include pansy, lantana, snapdragon, impatiens, petunia, zinnia, and angelonia. Use annuals in pots, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets or directly in the garden. If you there are shaded areas of your garden or patio, try begonias, impatiens, and caladiums. 

Spring-flowering pink perennials include bleeding heart, tulips, and ajuga. Summer brings flushes of pink roses, phlox, echinacea, curcuma, and astilbe. In fall, pink asters (and their more common purple siblings) light up gardens.


Written by Karen Weir-Jimerson