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30 Types of Pink Flowers: Care Tips & Facts

Pink flowers bloom against a blue sky

Pink flowers are especially enchanting, and the frequent color of choice for all kinds of occasions. One reason is the huge collection of pink hues and pink-blooming flower varieties. With possibly the widest array of shades, from the palest blush to deep magenta. Pink tones can be warm, cool, or neutral, making them popular for pairing with different colored blooms. Think warm pink and orange, a classic combination, and a nod to the current Barbiecore trend, or cool pink and purple or lavender. Their versatility means pink is appearing in all the best summer bouquets!

Not only do pink flowers come in a variety of hues, there are multiple interpretations of the symbolism of pink flowers. The color itself in general conveys a range of meanings. They can signal innocence, gentility, joy, and youth, or love and passion, and a pink bouquet is a great gift when you want to show your appreciation, because pink flowers also represent admiration, sentiment and gratitude. Certain pink flower types carry significant meaning of their own, making them especially versatile for decorating and gifting.

The multitude of options for pink flowers makes flower shopping online a little easier for all types of buyers. For those who want a streamlined shopping experience to find a stunning bouquet, the wide variety means plenty of unique, eye-popping pre-designed bouquets. But if you like to get creative and custom design a bouquet, you can really run with it! All those options may seem a bit overwhelming, even to the seasoned shopper, but there are some notable standouts that work great in a garden or bouquet.

1. African Daisy (Osteospermum)

Pink african daisy in a field

This annual is part of the Asteraceae family that includes daisies and sunflowers. Native to Africa, as the name suggests, they grow up to 5 feet high, with bright fuschia double blooms.

Growing zone: 9-11

Soil: rich, acidic, well-draining

Sun: full

Water: drought tolerant

2. Alyssum (Alyssum)

Bush of pink alyssum flowers growing

This perennial pink flower, also called sweet alyssum, produces clusters of small purple, white, yellow, and of course, pink blooms. They’re popular in gardens and hanging planters for the cascade of blooms flowing over the edges.

Growing zone: 5-9

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.0-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: once per week

3. Aster (Aster)

Pink aster flowers growing outdoors

The name of this perennial, Aster, comes from the Greek word for “star,” which is descriptive of the flowers’ shape. These cheery pink blooms attract butterflies to the garden.

Growing zone: 3-8

Soil: well-drained, loamy

Sun: full to partial

Water: drought tolerant once established

4. Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

Pink bee balm flowers outdoors

Also known as wild bergamot, bee balm is a member of the mint family, and is native to North America. The starburst shaped blooms in shades of pink, red, and purple attract bees and butterflies.

Growing zone:3-9

Soil: rich, well-drained, pH 6.0-6.7

Sun: full

Water: every 7-10 days

5. Begonia (Begonia)

Pink begonia flowers blooming

Popular in garden centers, begonias come in a range of rosy shades from pale pink to deep magenta. With over 2,000 types in this genus, gardeners delight in an array of showy blooms and richly colored foliage.

Growing zone: 9-10

Soil: well-drained

Sun: prefer shade

Water: every 2-4 days

6. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)

Pink bougainvillea flowers growing outdoors

This brilliant South American native boasts eye-catching bright pink and magenta bracts, or modified leaves, which are often mistaken as blooms because of their vivid hues. The actual flower is a tiny trumpet, protected by the leaves, which don’t photosynthesize. The bright pink hues attract pollinators to the flower.

Growing zone:9-10

Soil: well-drained, acidic, pH 5.5-6.9

Sun: full

Water: drought tolerant

7. Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Close-up of pink butterfly bush

As you might guess, this pink flower’s a favorite in butterfly gardens! The cascades of pink flower cones draw clouds of butterflies. Many varieties grow to be 16 feet tall, with a few species classified as trees. The shrubs can do well in containers, though. 

Growing zone: 5-9

Soil: acidic to moderately alkaline, pH 5.5-8.5

Sun: full

Water: regular water to establish, somewhat drought resistant

8. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

Pink Calla lily stems in a garden

This trumpet-shaped beauty is actually not part of the lily family. The Zantedaeschius rehmannii, or pink calla lily is native to Central and South Africa, and an elegant addition to bouquets and gardens alike!

Growing zone: 8-10

Soil: well- drained, moist, pH 5.6-6.5

Sun: full/partial

Water: once a day

9. Camellia (Camellia)

Close-up of pink camellia flower

These dramatic blooms are native to China and very popular in Japanese gardens. The shrubs boast glossy evergreen leaves and lush pink, red, or white flowers. Pink camellias symbolize longing and are often sent in bouquets to loved ones far away.

Growing zone: 6-10

Soil: slightly acidic pH 5.5-6.5

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: fairly drought tolerant up to two weeks

10. Dahlia (Dahlia)

Close-up of pink dahlia flower

The perennial dahlia is a garden favorite, and their striking blooms, bursting with petals surrounding vividly colored centers, can be seen blooming from summer to fall. In floriography, the victorian flower language, dahlias symbolize lifelong commitment, making them a popular choice for weddings.

Growing zone: 8-10

Soil: well-drained, slightly acidic

Sun: full

11. Foxglove (Digitalis)

Close-up of pink foxglove blooms

These thimble-shaped pink flowers also produce abundant blooms in purple and white, growing up to 6 feet tall, making them perfect to plant in the back of the garden.

Growing zone: 4-9

Soil: any

Sun: full sun/light shade

Water: once or twice a week

12. Freesia (Freesia)

Pink freesia blooms in a garden

Freesia is favored in bouquets and cutting gardens, and with good reason! Their light, sweet fragrance graces countless colors and hues, including myriad shades of pink. Freesias symbolize trust, making them a perfect choice for wedding bouquets.

Growing zone: 9-10

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.5-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade 

Water: once a week 

13. Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa)

Close-up of a pink gloriosa lily

Also called flame lilies or fire lilies for the flame-like appearance of the flowers, Gloriosa lilies bloom in magenta as well as the fiery hues of red, orange and yellow.

Growing zone: 8-10

Soil: well-drained, slightly acidic

Sun: full

Water: once or twice a week

14. Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

Close-up of two pink hibiscus blooms

This tropical flower serves double duty. High in vitamin C, it’s used in teas around the world. The sultry blooms in pink, magenta, red, orange, yellow and white prefer to grow in a humid, warm climate.

Growing zone: 5-9

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.5-6.8

Sun: full

Water: once to twice weekly

15. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)

Pink hyacinth blooming outdoors

Hyacinths announce their arrival early in spring with their intense fragrance. They produce clusters of spiky pink, lavender, blue, or white flowers.

Growing zone: 4-8

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.0-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: only if dry

16. Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Pink hydrangeas flowering outside

The big flower heads full of blossoms might be white, pink, or blue – but you can’t choose them for their color! Hydrangea’s color depends on the acidity of the soil where it’s planted, so if you really want pink blooms, make sure your soil maintains a pH level above 7.

Growing zone: 3-9

Soil: loam

Sun: morning sun, partial shade

Water: 3 times a week

17. Knautia (Knautia)

Pink and purple knautia flower blooming in field

Also called widow flower, knautia’s pincushion shaped flowers bloom in white and shades of pink from pale blush to deep red. The pink flowers blossom atop long, slender stems from July through September.

Growing zone: 5-9

Soil: well-drained, neutral or alkaline

Sun: full sun

Water: drought tolerant

18. Lisianthus (Eustoma)

Pink-white lisianthus flower blooming outside

This popular bouquet flower can be difficult to grow, but the reward of its stunning, layered blooms is worth the effort! Planted in late summer, the pink, purple, white, or cream flowers will bloom the following spring if you’re in a warm enough climate.

Growing zone: 8-10

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.5-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: water when dry

19. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Two pink lotus flowers blooming

Often used in water gardens, the lotus, or water lily carries deep spiritual symbolism. The pink lotus is representative of Buddha’s earthly presence. Depending on the stage of blossoming, the pink lotus symbolizes a spiritual journey when the bus is closed, and spiritual enlightenment when in full bloom.

Growing zone: 5-10

Soil: clay/sand

Sun: full sun/partial shade 

Water: aquatic

20. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) 

Pink nasturtium flowers blooming outside

Nasturtiums are a delightful addition to vegetable and herb gardens! The vibrant flowers attract butterflies and bees, and the flowers and leaves are edible, for a peppery addition to salads and other dishes. They’re simple to grow, just scatter the seeds in your garden or container. They can be grown as annuals in any zone, but in hotter climates are winter hardy.

Growing zone: 9-11

Soil: well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: once a week

21. Orchid (Orchidaceae)

Close-up of pink orchids flowering

There are nearly 30,000 species of orchid, and 100,000 cultivars and hybrids, so it’s no surprise collectors are drawn to these alluring flowers. Known for their eye-pleasing symmetry, orchids bloom in every shade of pink imaginable!

Growing zone: 6-11

Soil: combination of perlite, vermiculite, sphagnum moss, coconut husk, and shredded bark

Sun: full sun to full shade

Water: once a week

22. Peony (Paeonia)

Pink peony flowers blooming outdoors

This herbaceous perennial produces lush, heavy blossoms with layers of ruffled pink petals. It’s not just their romantic beauty that makes them a wedding favorite, though – peonies symbolize trust, faithfulness, and long-lasting marriage. Peonies are easy to grow, too, for a summer infusion of pink in the garden.

Growing zone: 3-8

Soil: well-drained, slightly acidic, pH 6.5-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: every week to 10 days

23. Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)

Close-up of pink peruvian lilies blooming

Florists love these handsome six-petaled blooms, native to South America. The many pink shades found in Peruvian lilies (also known as alstroemeria) stand out for their accent petals of tiger-striped yellow gold.

Growing zone: 8-10

Soil: well-drained, acidic

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: once a week

24. Plumeria (Frangipani)

Close-up of a pink plumeria flower

Plumeria is something of a trickster, with it’s intensely fragrant, pinwheel-shaped blooms. The scent they emit attracts the sphinx moths that pollinate them. But the plumeria doesn’t produce nectar, so the moths pollinate the flowers in a vain search for food before moving on to more accommodating hosts. Fittingly, the plumeria carries rich symbolism in many cultures, representing fertility, marriage, grief, death, and funerals.

Growing zone: 10-12

Soil: well-drained, cactus mix

Sun: full sun

Water: once/twice a week

25. Rose (Rosa)

close-up of a pink rose

Ah, the rose. When thinking of flowers, many people may immediately envision the common rose, as it’s been a long-lasting symbol representing passion, rebirth, and growth – among other things – in many societies and traditions. Even each rose color has its own meaning. Available in many varieties, pink roses are representative of gratitude and appreciation.

Growing zone: 5-8

Soil: well-drained loam soil, pH 6.0-7.0

Sun: full sun

Water: once/twice a week

26. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)

Pink snapdragon flower blooming outside

Its name comes from the blossoms, shaped like little dragon faces that seem to snap closed when pollinators enter. Blooming in late summer and early spring, snapdragons are popular in bouquets and cutting gardens.

Growing zone: 7-11

Soil: well-drained, neutral, pH 6.2-7.0

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: once a week

27. Spider Lily (Lycoris)

Pink spider lily flower blooming outside

These ornate flowers with slender, spindly petals are striking in a garden or bouquet. There are 20-30 species of spider lily in vivid shades of pink, red, and orange.

Growing zone: 7-11

Soil: well-drained, loamy, acidic

Sun: full sun

Water: once a week

28. Sweet Pea (Lathyrus)

Close-up of pink sweet pea flower

The fragrant sweet pea is a member of the legume family, and is native to Southern Italy, Sicily, and the Aegean Islands. This annual with soft pink petals can be grown just about anywhere.

Growing zone: 3-8

Soil: well-drained, moist, pH 7-8

Sun: full sun/partial shade

Water: 2-3 times a week

29. Verbena (Verbena)

Pink verbena flowers blooming outside

Native to the Americas and Asia, verbena produces airy clusters of tiny pink or purple blossoms throughout the summer. There are about 250 perennial and annual species.

Growing zone: 7-11

Soil: well-drained, pH 5.8-7.2

Sun: full sun

Water: once a week

30. Zinnia (Zinnia)

Close-up of pink zinnia flower blooming

Zinnias offer a tremendous variety of flower shapes and colors, making them versatile additions to gardens, containers, and bouquets. The button, pompon, and disc shaped blooms show up in a spectrum of pinks, from muted to heavily saturated hues, and symbolize enduring friendship and lasting commitment, making them another wedding favorite! 

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