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30 Pretty Pink Flowers to Beautify Home Gardens (with Bloom Times)

30 Pretty Pink Flowers to Beautify Home Gardens (with Bloom Times)

In this article, I’ll be sharing the best pink flowers for your home garden. I’ve included a photo of each plant along with my personal experience with the plant and all of the important details you need to decide which pink flower is right for your landscape!

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post for a table that includes the size, bloom times and key features of each plant in this list!

Looking for a different flower color? Check out my complete list of flowers arranged by color.

Vision in Pink Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Pink’

Vision in Pink Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink'
Vision in Pink Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
  • Growing Zones: 4-8
  • Light: Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Size: 24-30″ H x 18-24″ W
  • Flower Color: Soft Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Mid to Late Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: China, Japan, and Korea
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The Vision in Pink Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis) is a charming perennial plant with soft pink plumes that bloom in mid to late summer. Its lacy, deep green foliage provides a lovely contrast to the delicate flowers. It thrives in rich, well-drained soil and prefers partial shade to full shade, though it can tolerate some morning sun or full sun in cooler areas. 

This plant is deer and rabbit resistant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a delightful addition to any shade garden

Vision in Pink Astilbe requires regular watering to keep the soil moist and benefits from a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture. It’s a great choice for borders, containers and woodland edge gardens, bringing beauty and wildlife to your outdoor space.

Drumstick Allium

Allium sphaerocephalon

Drumstick Allium

Allium sphaerocephalon
Drumstick Allium (Allium sphaerocephalon) in my backyard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: 5-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 30-36” H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Deep Magenta
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring-Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe and central Asia
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Drumstick Allium (Allium sphaerocephalon) presents a unique addition to any garden with its intriguing features. Growing in zones 5 to 9, this perennial thrives in full sun, reaching heights of 30 to 36 inches. 

It has oval, deep magenta flowerheads, which bloom in late spring to early summer. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, drumstick allium is known to attract pollinators, contributing to the biodiversity of the garden. It prefers well-drained soil and demonstrates resistance to deer and other animals. It truly is a resilient and low-maintenance choice for gardeners seeking a unique option.

I’ve grown drumstick allium in my own garden for the better part of a decade. I love watching them slowly change from green to deep magenta as they age. Alliums are in the onion family, so be aware that the stems do have an online smell (similar to what chives smell like). Overall, they have very unique, oval shaped blooms on long stems that make them dance in the breeze. 

I just love the whimsy they add to my own garden! 

Dazzleberry Sedum (SunSparkler®)

Stonecrop

Dazzleberry Sedum (SunSparkler®)

Stonecrop
SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum (Stonecrop) in my yard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 6-8″ H x 18″ W
  • Flower Color: Raspberry Pink
  • Foliage Color: Smokey Blue-Gray
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Cultivar of Sedum found mainly in the mountainous areas of North America but some also in dry areas  of South America. 
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The SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum is a low-maintenance perennial plant that thrives in full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. It features raspberry-toned star-shaped blooms that last for weeks during the summer. Its raspberry blooms are beautifully complemented by smokey blue-gray foliage that remains colorfast even in high heat and humidity. 

This plant is cold hardy, deer/disease resistant and heat/drought tolerant. It forms a wide groundcover and is ideal for filling in bare spots, softening the look of plantings and suppressing weeds. 

Dazzleberry Sedum attracts butterflies and is a great addition to rock gardens, slopes and containers. It requires well-drained soil, with no special soil amendments needed during planting. Honestly, most sedums thrive on neglect and don’t like any kind of fertilizer. So this is a super low maintenance and beautiful plant that’s perfect for any difficult and dry areas of your landscape where other plants won’t survive. 

‘Baby Joe’ Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium dubium

‘Baby Joe’ Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium dubium
‘Baby Joe’ Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium dubium) in my backyard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: 4-8
  • Light: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Size: 4-5′ H x 2’ W (spreading year to year)
  • Flower Color: Mauve
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: North America
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‘Baby Joe’ Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium dubium) is a medium-sized perennial plant ideal for smaller gardens, where the straight species is too large to fit. It features dark red-purple stems topped with large, domed mauve flowers that bloom from late summer into fall

Joe Pye weed is deer resistant and offers winter interest with its stems and seedheads. It attracts butterflies, tolerates road salt and prefers moist conditions.

Because I have a smaller garden, I chose Joe Pye weed ‘Baby Joe’ for my own landscape. I would describe it as a larger version of Autumn Joy Sedum… with a similar bloom shape and color. Although most websites say that this plant only grows 3’ tall, in my experience it is at least 4-5’ and continues to expand to a wider clump year after year. It’s absolutely gorgeous, attracts so many butterflies and as a native plant has so many ecological benefits. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in my yard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: 3-8
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Size: 2-5’ H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Purplish Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: North America
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The Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a native perennial known for its ruggedness and low maintenance. It thrives in zones 3-8, reaching a height of 2-5 feet and a spread of 18-24 inches. 

With its striking purplish pink flowers and green foliage, this plant adds vibrant colors to any garden. It blooms all summer long, attracting butterflies, goldfinches and other pollinators

This drought-tolerant plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is resistant to deer. Its long-lasting blooms make it a delightful addition to any garden landscape. In fact, when I tracked the bloom times of all the perennials in my own garden, purple coneflower made it onto my long bloomers list.

This is such a beautiful, low maintenance perennial. Most sites will say this grows in full sun but I’ve had a lot of success also growing it in partial shade in my Zone 7A garden.

I can’t imagine having a garden without purple coneflower. Whenever my clients allow, I also add drifts of it into their gardens, too!  

Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Reblooming Azalea

Rhododendron x ‘RLH12P8’ PP21,477

Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Reblooming Azalea

Rhododendron x 'RLH12P8' PP21,477
Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Reblooming Azalea (Rhododendron x ‘RLH12P8’ PP21,477)
  • Growing Zones: 7-9
  • Light: Partial Shade
  • Size: 3-5’ H x 3-4’ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Spring, with reblooms through Fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia
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The Bloom-A-Thon® Double Pink Reblooming Azalea (Rhododendron x ‘RLH12P8’ PP21,477), is a stunning evergreen shrub that offers year-round interest with its lush green foliage and striking pink, double flowers in spring

This azalea is a superior Proven Winners® ColorChoice® selection, known for its disease resistance and ability to rebloom. It grows to a height of 3-5 feet and a width of 3-4 feet in zones 7 to 9. 

This azalea prefers partial shade, moist and well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established

It continues to rebloom through fall, attracting pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. This azalea is perfect for mass plantings, mixed shrub borders and foundation plantings, adding a pop of color and interest to any garden or landscape.

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Luxuriant Bleeding Heart

Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’

Luxuriant Bleeding Heart

Dicentra 'Luxuriant'
Luxuriant Bleeding Heart (Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’)
  • Growing Zones: 3-9
  • Light: Part Shade
  • Size: 12-15″ H x 12-18″ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Gray Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Central and Southeastern Europe, Central Asia
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The Luxuriant Bleeding Heart is a charming perennial with pink, heart-shaped flowers and fern-like foliage. 

It thrives in partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. It attracts pollinators, butterflies and birds. 

This plant is an excellent choice for woodland gardens. It’s native to central and southeastern Europe, as well as central Asia.

Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree

Prunus subhirtella var. Pendula

Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree

Prunus subhirtella var. Pendula
Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree (Prunus subhirtella var. Pendula)
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full to partial sunlight
  • Size: 20-30’ H x 20-30’ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Bright yellow in fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Japan
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The Pink Weeping Cherry Tree (Prunus subhirtella var. pendula) is a fast-growing flowering tree that can reach a mature height and width of 20-30 feet. It thrives in zones 4-9 in full to partial sunlight

This tree features elegant, weeping branches that bloom with beautiful pink flowers in spring, creating a stunning visual display. In fall, its leaves turn bright yellow, adding to its multi-season appeal. 

The Pink Weeping Cherry is known for its ability to thrive in various soil types and conditions, including poor soil, heat, and drought. It is also a long-lived tree that becomes more attractive with each passing year. 

If you like this, check out my list of top trees with pink blooms.

Summer King Merton Foxglove

Digitalis Mertonensis Summer King

Summer King Merton Foxglove

Digitalis Mertonensis Summer King
Summer King Merton Foxglove (Digitalis Mertonensis Summer King)
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 3-4′ H x 18-24″ W
  • Flower Color: Strawberry shades
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Hybrid of D. purpurea and D. grandiflora, originating from Central and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
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Merton Foxglove (Digitalis Mertonensis Summer King) is a perennial plant with stunning 3-foot stalks of blossoms in strawberry shades. It’s known for its tall, tubular flower spikes that add both height and vertical accent to gardens. 

It is a tall plant, reaching 3-4 feet in height and 18-24 inches in width. This foxglove prefers full sun to part shade conditions. It blooms from early to late summer, attracting pollinators and hummingbirds. It is good for cut flowers, deer-resistant, and shade-tolerant. 

Summer King is a hybrid variety of foxglove and makes an excellent, classic cottage garden choice.

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
  • Growing Zones: 3-8
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 12-24” H x 12-24” W
  • Flower Color: Pink, Purple
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Eastern North America
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Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is a versatile perennial plant suitable for growing in zones 3 to 8. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, typically reaches a height and width of 12 to 24 inches. 

During late spring to early summer, it produces delicate pink to purple flowers that add a pop of color to the garden. The green foliage provides an attractive backdrop to the blooms. 

With a medium growth rate, Wild Geranium is well-adapted to its native climate of eastern North America. This plant is valued not only for its ornamental qualities but also for its ability to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. 

It is relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in various soil types, making it a beautiful and popular choice for gardeners aiming to support local wildlife.

Minerva Rose of Sharon Shrub

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’

Minerva Rose of Sharon Shrub

Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'
Minerva Rose of Sharon Shrub (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’)
  • Growing Zones: 5-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 6-8’ H x 5-6’ W
  • Flower Color: Pale Pink with a red eye
  • Foliage Color: Dark green
  • Bloom Time: Mid-summer through fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: South China and Taiwan
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The Minerva Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’) is a deciduous shrub known for its large, tropical-looking pale pink blooms with striking red centers.

This ornamental shrub grows upright with a rounded form, reaching a height of 6-8 feet and a width of 5-6 feet at maturity. It thrives in full sun and moderate moisture, adapting well to a variety of conditions.

Rose of Sharon is a pollinator-friendly shrub, attracting butterflies, bees and even hummingbirds with its nectar-rich flowers. 

While some Rose of Sharon’s can be invasive, this is a fairly sterile variety with few viable seeds. With its vigorous performance and tolerance to cold, heat, humidity and salt, the Minerva Rose of Sharon is a low-maintenance and versatile plant suitable for any home garden.

If you liked this shrub, check out more pink hibiscus varieties here.

Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cherry Choco Latte’

Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Cherry Choco Latte'
Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cherry Choco Latte’)
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 3-4’ H x 3-4’ W
  • Flower Color: Deep pink with red veining and a large red eye
  • Foliage Color: Dark olive-green with bronze highlights
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Southern and Eastern North America
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The Cherry Choco Latte Hardy Hibiscus is a stunning perennial plant with dinner plate-sized deep pink flowers that have striking red veining and a large red eye. Its dark olive-green foliage with bronze highlights provides an attractive backdrop to the vibrant blooms. 

This low-maintenance plant is perfect for beginner gardeners and can thrive in zones 4 to 9. 

It attracts butterflies and pollinators and is ideal for adding a pop of color to late summer and fall gardens. 

With its compact size of 3-4 feet, it fits well in smaller gardens. It can also be used as a “Thriller” in large containers. This hardy hibiscus is known for its dramatic coloration and ability to create a tropical ambiance in any landscape.

Pink Hollyhock

Spring Celebrities™ Series Alcea

Pink Hollyhock

Spring Celebrities™ Series Alcea
Pink Hollyhock (Spring Celebrities™ Series Alcea)
  • Growing Zones: 4-8
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: Medium, 30″ H x 18″ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Europe and Asia
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Hollyhock Pink (Alcea rosea) is a medium-sized perennial plant that grows in full sun in Zones 4-8. It grows up to 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide, producing beautiful pink flowers from early to late summer. 

Pink Hollyhock is an attractive option for gardens, as it not only adds a pop of color but also attracts beneficial pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. It requires medium water and can tolerate normal to sandy soil types. 

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Pink Pearl Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Pink Pearl’

Pink Pearl Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis 'Pink Pearl'
Pink Pearl Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Pink Pearl’)
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 8-12″ H x 4-8″ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Eurasia, Mediterranean and Southern Turkey
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The Pink Pearl Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Pink Pearl’) is a stunning perennial bulb that grows in zones 4-9. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil with moderate moisture

This deer-resistant plant grows to a height of 8-12 inches and spreads 4-8 inches wide, making it suitable for borders, containers and cutting gardens. With its vibrant pink clustered wands and wonderfully fragrant flowers, it adds a dazzling display to any garden. 

Pretty Pretty Pink Mandevilla (Sun Parasol®)

Mandevilla x ‘Sunparaprero’

Pretty Pretty Pink Mandevilla (Sun Parasol®) Mandevilla x 'Sunparaprero'
Sun Parasol® Pretty Pretty Pink Mandevilla (Mandevilla x ‘Sunparaprero’)
  • Growing Zones: 10-11 (can be grown as an annual in colder climates)
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 6-8’ H x 2-3’ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and West Indies
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The Sun Parasol Pink Mandevilla (Mandevilla x ‘Sunparaprero’) is a tropical climbing evergreen vine with 3-5” pink trumpet-shaped blooms from Spring to Fall. 

This fast-growing vine can climb 10 to 15 feet up a trellis or cascade gracefully from a hanging basket. 

It is a perennial in tropical climates (Zones 10-11), but can be grown as an annual in cooler climates. The plant prefers full to partial sun exposure and well-drained soil

It is resistant to deer and diseases and is pollinator-friendly, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. 

mandevilla vine
Here’s a Mandevilla vine on my chain link fence. This is one plant and the colors changed from nearly white to dark pink. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.

I absolutely love mandevillas and grow them as annual vines every year in my landscape! 

Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia

Petunia SUPERTUNIA VISTA ‘Bubblegum’

Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia
Proven Winners Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia
  • Growing Zones: 9-11 perennial, 3-8 annual
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Size: 16-24” H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Bubblegum Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Continuous throughout the season
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: South America
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The Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia is a vibrant plant perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden. It grows fast and thrives in full sun to partial shade. This petunia is a PROLIFIC bloomer with striking bubblegum pink flowers and lush green foliage. It’s a standout in baskets, beds, balconies and combination plantings. 

It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds with its large blossoms and is heat and drought tolerant once established. 

This petunia is virtually maintenance-free, continuously blooming throughout the season without the need for deadheading.

Snapdragon ‘Rocket Orchid’

Antirrhinum majus

Snapdragon 'Rocket Orchid'

Antirrhinum majus
Snapdragon ‘Rocket Orchid’ (Antirrhinum majus)
  • Growing Zones: 5-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 30-36” H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Blue-Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer for 6 weeks
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe and central Asia
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Snapdragon ‘Rocket Orchid’ (Antirrhinum majus) is a charming plant with delicate pink flowers that complement its blue-green foliage. This medium sized plant is adaptable to various soil types, growing in full sun in zones 5-9.

Its summer bloom period lasts for six weeks, attracting pollinators with its soft-hued blossoms. With a moderate growth rate, it establishes itself steadily without becoming invasive, making it a welcome addition to any home landscape.

It’s also resistant to deer and other animals.

Zinnia ‘Super Yoga Rose’

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia 'Super Yoga Rose'

Zinnia elegans
Zinnia ‘Super Yoga Rose’ (Zinnia elegans)
  • Growing Zones: Annual
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 30-36” H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer through frost
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe and central Asia
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Looking for a care-free pink bloomer for your landscape? Look no further than Zinnia ‘Super Yoga Rose.’ This delightful plant is easy to grow from seed. It’s an annual that will continue to bloom as you take cuttings for floral displays. Boasting large, stunning pink flowers and a fast growth rate, it fills out nicely over time.

If that’s not enough, zinnias are also pollinator magnets, enhancing biodiversity in your garden. It is deer resistant, adaptable soil preferences and drought tolerance once established. 

Zinnias are just a fantastic option for any home gardener. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you’ll get so much joy sprinkling your zinnia seeds in the spring and enjoying their cheery blooms all season long.

Cleome ‘Rose Queen’

Cleome hassleriana

Cleome 'Rose Queen'

Cleome hassleriana
Cleome ‘Rose Queen’ (Cleome hassleriana) in my backyard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: Annual
  • Light: Full sun
  • Size: 3-5′ H x 1.5′ W
  • Flower Color: Soft rose blooms in a variety of hues
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe and central Asia
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Cleome ‘Rose Queen’ is an annual plant known for its steady summer blooms and easy care. With a height of 3-5 feet and a spread of 1.5 feet, it thrives in a carefree, full sun cottage-style garden

Its soft rose-colored flowers in a variety of hues add a unique touch to any garden, attracting butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds while resisting deer

I grow cleome every single year and love its unique spider-flower blooms. This plant self-sows (sometimes prolificly), so beware. You may have to pull out any of the extra plants that you don’t want unless you want a jungle of cleome! 

A few cons about this plant are that it has a bit of an odor and it can be quite sticky to the touch (with small thorns on the stems). It can also self sow quite a bit. It doesn’t stop me from growing it, though! It’s that beautiful and carefree

Black-eyed Susan Vine ‘Sunny Susy Rose Sensation’

Thunbergia alata

Black-eyed Susan Vine 'Sunny Susy Rose Sensation'

Thunbergia alata
Black-eyed Susan Vine ‘Sunny Susy Rose Sensation’ (Thunbergia alata) on the arbor in my backyard. Photo by Pretty Purple Door.
  • Growing Zones: 8-10
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Size: 3-6’ H x 1.5’ W
  • Flower Color: Light rose pink with deeper rose toward the dark centers
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia
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The Black-eyed Susan Vine ‘Sunny Susy Rose Sensation’ (Thunbergia alata) is a tender perennial vine in zones 8-10 but is typically grown as an annual in colder climates.

It grows to a height of 3-6 feet with a spread of 1.5 feet. In my personal experience, it grows to the full 6 feet (if not more) in Zone 7A. This vine produces large velvety pink blossoms with unique indented centers. It thrives in full sun or partial shade and prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil. It also attracts pollinators.

After many years of trial and error, Sunny Susy Rose Sensation is now my go-to annual vine for my backyard arbor. I use one plant on either side of the arbor and by mid summer they completely fill in the entire arch. I love how easy care this vine is. It doesn’t need deadheading and blooms prolifically all season long until the frost hits it. 

Be aware that black eyed susan vines can be invasive in warmer climates, where the frost doesn’t nip it and it can grow as a true perennial. Always do your research before planting!

Cosmos ‘Cupcakes Blush’

Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos at Chanticleer Garden, Wayne PA
Cosmos lining a pathway at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA
  • Growing Zones: 5-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 3-4′ H x 2′ W
  • Flower Color: Light shell pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer to frost
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe and central Asia
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Cosmos ‘Cupcakes Blush’ is a delightful annual plant with billowy light pink blooms that bring movement to summer borders. Its cup-shaped flowers sway atop tall stems, reaching a height of 3-4 feet and a width of 2 feet. 

Cosmos are super easy to grow from seed and thrive in full sun. ‘Cupcakes Blush’ is known for being drought-tolerant once established, making it a low-maintenance addition to your garden. It also attracts pollinators, butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects to your garden.

I love growing cosmos in my garden to fill in any empty areas. If you deadhead, they will continue to reward you with prolific new blooms until frost. 

More great varieties of pink cosmos here.

Spilled Wine® Weigela

Weigela florida ‘Bokraspiwi’

Spilled Wine® Weigela

Weigela florida 'Bokraspiwi'
Spilled Wine® Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Bokraspiwi’)
  • Growing Zones: 4-8
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 2-3’ H x 3-4’ W
  • Flower Color: Hot Pink Magenta
  • Foliage Color: Deep Dark Purple
  • Bloom Time: Spring with a rebloom in late summer or fall
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: China, Korea and Japan
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The Spilled Wine® Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Bokraspiwi’) is a low, spreading shrub known for its vibrant hot pink magenta trumpet-shaped blooms that cover the plant in spring. It often reblooms in late summer or fall. 

Spilled Wine is unique because its foliage is a deep dark purple, which remains vivid and intense throughout the season. This deciduous shrub attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds with its nectar-rich blooms. 

It thrives in full sun and well-drained soils, making it a colorful and versatile addition to gardens and landscapes.

I love flowering shrubs for the garden because they tend to be less maintenance than perennial plants and flowers and provide a lot of beauty and impact without a lot of work. 

Check out my Landscape Layering article to learn more about my philosophy for “layering” your garden with all kinds of plants to make it as dynamic and low maintenance as possible.  

Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’

Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'
Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’)
  • Growing Zones: 3-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 3-4″ H x 10-12″ W
  • Flower Color: Rosy Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Europe and Asia
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Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’) is a flowering groundcover plant that thrives in growing zones 3-9. It prefers full sun and reaches a height of 3-4 inches with a spread of 10-12 inches. Its rosy pink flowers bloom in spring, adding a vibrant touch to gardens. 

The plant’s green foliage is aromatic and emits a herb-like, lemony scent. 

Creeping Thyme is known for its ability to attract pollinators like butterflies and bees. It is also drought-tolerant, preferring sandy, well draining soil.

I personally have never been able to get thyme to grow because I have clay soil. But if you have sandy soil that drains well this is a great option.

Firewitch Dianthus

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’

Firewitch Dianthus (Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch')
Firewitch Dianthus (Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’)
  • Growing Zones: 3-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 6-8” H x 6-12” W
  • Flower Color: Magenta Pink
  • Foliage Color: Gray-Green
  • Bloom Time: Mid to Late Spring (reblooms)
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Southwest England
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The Firewitch Dianthus (Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’) is a small, fragrant perennial plant that showcases gorgeous, magenta pink flowers with frilly fringed petals in mid-late spring. This plant has fine-textured, gray-green foliage that adds a lacy contrast to its bold-colored flowers. 

It is known for its spicy-sweet fragrance, which attracts butterflies and honey bees, making it a great nectar resource. It is drought-tolerant once established, deer-resistant and can thrive in a wide range of growing conditions, from cold hardiness to heat tolerance. 

With its petite and compact size, this plant is versatile, suitable for edging, groundcover, containers and as a filler in gardens.

Raspberry Splash Lungwort

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’

Raspberry Splash Lungwort

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'
Raspberry Splash Lungwort (Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’)
  • Growing Zones: 3-9
  • Light: Full shade to partial sun/shade
  • Size: 10-12” H x 18-23” W
  • Flower Color: Raspberry/fuchsia pink
  • Foliage Color: Silver blue-green
  • Bloom Time: Mid-late spring
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Europe and Western Asia
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Raspberry Splash Lungwort (Pulmonaria) is a delightful perennial plant known for its striking foliage and attractive raspberry flowers. It features lance-shaped, variegated green leaves with silvery splashes, creating a dramatic effect in shady gardens. If you like hostas, you’re sure to love the foliage of lungwort!

In mid-late spring, it produces clusters of nodding, funnel-shaped blossoms in shades of raspberry, coral, purple and pink, which attract bees and hummingbirds

This plant is compact, growing up to 12 inches in height with a spread of 18-23 inches. It grows in zones 3-9 and is resistant to pests and diseases

Lungwort prefers moist, well-drained soil and is an excellent choice for woodlands, shade gardens, borders and containers in shady areas. 

It is also deer-resistant, making it a low-maintenance and visually appealing alternative to deer candy hostas.

Swamp Milkweed Flower

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed Flower

Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • Growing Zones: 3-6
  • Light: Full sun
  • Size: 4-5’ H x 2-3’ W
  • Flower Color: Pink to mauve into white
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: North America
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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a herbaceous perennial native to North America. It thrives in moist conditions and is an excellent choice for butterfly gardens. 

This plant features fragrant pink to mauve flowers that bloom in clusters throughout the summer, attracting butterflies, moths and other pollinators. Its foliage is green and lance-shaped, and it grows to a height of 4-5 feet with a spread of 2-3 feet. 

Please note that milkweed tends to spread a bit each year. It can also drop seeds and pop up throughout your garden (in the best way possible).

Swamp Milkweed is hardy in zones 3 to 6 and is resistant to deer and rabbits due to its bitter, milky sap. It is also known to be a host plant for Monarch butterfly larvae, making it an essential addition to pollinator-friendly landscapes.

Alma Potschke Aster

Aster novae-angliae

Alma Potschke Aster

Aster novae-angliae
Alma Potschke Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
  • Growing Zones: 4-8
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 3-4’ H x 3’ W
  • Flower Color: Bright neon pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to late fall
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: North America
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Alma Potschke Aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a stunning perennial known for its vibrant neon pink daisy-like flowers that bloom from late summer to late fall

Growing up to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, this fast-growing plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It is a native North American plant that attracts pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Resistant to deer and rabbits, it is an ideal choice for gardens looking to add a late-season nectar source and pop of color while supporting local wildlife

First Kiss Veronica

Veronica longifolia ‘Allkiss’

First Kiss Veronica

Veronica longifolia 'Allkiss'
First Kiss Veronica (Veronica longifolia ‘Allkiss’)
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 20-24″ H x 18-24″ W
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Europe and Asia
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First Kiss Veronica (Veronica longifolia ‘Allkiss’) is a delightful perennial plant for zones 4-9. With its vibrant pink spikes of flowers that bloom from the bottom up, it adds a unique shape and pop of color. It also attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. 

First Kiss is hardy and easy to grow, requiring full sun and well-drained soil. Its glossy green foliage remains attractive throughout the season, and it is relatively resistant to deer and rabbit damage. 

If you like Salvia, you’ll love the look of Veronica, too. Both are a great choice for adding vertical interest to summer borders, containers and cut flower gardens.

Raspberry Sundae Peony

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Raspberry Sundae’

Raspberry Sundae Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Raspberry Sundae'
Raspberry Sundae Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)
  • Growing Zones: 3-8
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 36” H x 2-3’ W
  • Flower Color: Pink, Cream
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Native Range: Central Asia
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The Raspberry Sundae Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) is a beautiful flowering perennial plant that grows in zones 3-8. With its stunning combination of pink and cream flowers, it adds a touch of uniqueness to any garden. 

This fragrant plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It attracts butterflies and bees while its deer-resistant nature ensures it remains untouched by wildlife. 

With proper care, including deadheading after blooming and pruning in late autumn, this plant can be a delightful addition to your garden for years to come.

Nadia Ruth Dahlia

Dahlia pinnata ‘Nadia Ruth’

Nadia Ruth Dahlia

Dahlia pinnata
Nadia Ruth Dahlia (Dahlia pinnata)
  • Growing Zones: 3-7
  • Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Size: Up to 35” H x 18-24” W
  • Flower Color: Soft pastel pink with pure white centers
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Summer to frost
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Native Range: Southern North America and Mexico
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The Dahlia Nadia Ruth is a stunning dahlia variety with soft, pastel pink, ruffled blooms and pure white centers. In full sun, it grows up to 35 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide. 

Nadia Ruth blooms from summer to the first frost, making it an ideal choice for adding color to your summer and fall garden. 

Dahlia Nadia Ruth prefers well-drained soil and can also tolerate light shade in hot summer areas. It can be used in garden beds, patio containers or as cut flowers, making it a versatile addition to any landscape.

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Table: Size, Bloom Times and Key Features of Pink Flowers

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Vision in Pink Astilbe24-30″18-24″Mid to Late SummerSoft pink plumes, lacy foliage
Drumstick Allium30-36”18-24”Late Spring-SummerDeep magenta, oval flowerheads
Dazzleberry Sedum6-8″18″SummerRaspberry pink flowers, blue-gray foliage
‘Baby Joe’ Joe Pye Weed4-5’2’Late Summer to Early FallMauve flowers, attracts butterflies
Purple Coneflower2-5’18-24”SummerPurplish pink flowers, long blooming
Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Reblooming Azalea3-5’3-4’Spring, with reblooms through FallPink double flowers, reblooms
Luxuriant Bleeding Heart12-15″12-18″Late Spring to SummerPink heart-shaped flowers
Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree20-30’20-30’SpringPink weeping flowers
Summer King Merton Foxglove3-4′18-24″Early Summer to Late SummerStrawberry shades, tall stalks
Wild Geranium12-24”12-24”Late Spring to Early SummerPink to purple flowers
Minerva Rose of Sharon Shrub6-8’5-6’Mid-summer through fallPale pink flowers with red eye
Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte3-4’3-4’Late summer to fallDeep pink flowers with red veining
Pink Hollyhock30″18″Early Summer to Late SummerPink flowers
Pink Pearl Hyacinth8-12″4-8″SpringVibrant pink clustered flowers
Pretty Pretty Pink Mandevilla6-8’2-3’Spring to FallPink trumpet-shaped flowers
Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia16-24”18-24”Continuous throughout the seasonBubblegum pink flowers
Snapdragon ‘Rocket Orchid’30-36”18-24”SummerDelicate pink flowers
Zinnia ‘Super Yoga Rose’30-36”18-24”Summer through frostLarge pink flowers
Cleome ‘Rose Queen’3-5′1.5′Summer to FallSoft rose blooms
Black-eyed Susan Vine ‘Sunny Susy Rose Sensation’3-6’1.5’Summer to fallLight rose pink flowers
Cosmos ‘Cupcakes Blush’3-4′2′Summer to frostLight shell pink flowers
Spilled Wine® Weigela2-3’3-4’Spring with a rebloom in late summer or fallHot pink magenta flowers, dark foliage
Creeping Thyme3-4″10-12″SpringRosy pink flowers
Firewitch Dianthus6-8”6-12”Mid to Late Spring (reblooms)Magenta pink fringed flowers
Raspberry Splash Lungwort10-12”18-23”Mid-late springRaspberry/fuchsia flowers, silver foliage
Swamp Milkweed Flower4-5’2-3’SummerPink to mauve flowers, monarch host
Alma Potschke Aster3-4’3’Late summer to late fallBright neon pink flowers
First Kiss Veronica20-24″18-24″SummerPink spikes, blooms from bottom up
Raspberry Sundae Peony36”2-3’Late spring to early summerPink and cream flowers
Nadia Ruth DahliaUp to 35”18-24”Summer to frostSoft pastel pink flowers with white centers

Wrapping Up

Adding these pretty pink flowers and plants to your garden is sure to create a sense of peace and beauty.

Before reading this, I bet you didn’t imagine there’d be so many pink flower options for your garden! But, I hope you now see there’s so many options–no matter how much sun or space you have available! 

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