15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

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Flamingos and piglets agree: sometimes you just need a little more pink. If that’s your thought when looking at your flowerbed, we have the perfect list for you! Read up on the pink flowers that will really make your garden pop.

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Creeping phlox
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Creeping phlox are a group of hardy, flowering plants that will be familiar to many gardeners. With many species bearing showy flowers and being very cold-tolerant (many are naturally found in high alpine environments or at very high latitudes), Creeping phlox are very popular ornamentals, and there are dozens of garden cultivars. Creeping phlox are also noteworthy for being particularly attractive to butterflies – for this reason, they’re often a staple in temperate pollinator gardens.

Bleeding heart
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) is a flowering plant related to the poppy. Bleeding heart is native to Siberia, China, Korea, and Japan. This plant is commonly referred to as the Japanese bleeding heart. Bleeding heart is a popular ornamental plant and grows best in moist soils and full sunlight.

Common foxglove
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a herbaceous flowering plant naturally found in forests, heaths, and mountain grasslands. Common foxglove produces clusters of purple to white tubular flowers, with numerous dark spots on the inner surface. They are very attractive and commonly cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Japanese meadowsweet
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Japanese meadowsweet is considered by many to be an invasive species due to its ability to spread rapidly, creating a dense thicket or hedge. The species traces its roots to Japan, Korea, and China and was introduced in other areas because of its attractive flowers. Use caution when planting to make sure that this shrub can be managed appropriately.

Seaside petunia
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Seaside petunia (Calibrachoa parviflora) is a small wildflower species that can grow to be 1 inch tall and 12 inches wide. Seaside petunia is often planted as ground cover because it blooms delicate pinkish lavender, petunia-like blossoms in spring and summer. It is commonly found growing along streams in deserts and wetland areas.

Brazilian jasmine
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Mandevilla sanderi, colloquially known as Brazilian jasmine, is an ornamental perennial vine native to South America. Its velvety flowers are most often white, scarlet or pink in color. Brazilian jasmine contains white latex, which is toxic and can have an irritating effect when it comes in contact with skin or eyes.

Pink trumpet tree
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Pink trumpet tree is a striking pink flowering tree. It drops its foliage immediately before bursting into bloom, leaving the gorgeous blossoms as the focal point. This tree is easily pruned to keep its moderate size, and its root system is not aggressive, making it a great tree to plant near patios or driveways to provide shade and beauty.

Winter-flowering cherry
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Winter-flowering cherry (Prunus subhirtella) is a Japanese native tree that is grown ornamentally for its abundant white flowers and drooping or weeping foliage. Highly prized in its native Japan, this tree is a common fixture at religious sites like Shinto and Buddhist shrines and some trees are considered to be sacred. The tree is very long-lived and individuals can live for more than 1,000 years.

Large white petunia
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Large white petunia ( Petunia axillaris ) is a flowering herbaceous annual plant of the tobacco family (Solanaceae), native to South America. Because of its hardiness and elegant trumpet-shaped white flowers, it is a familiar garden plant, but still less common in gardens than its descendent – the garden petunia. Garden petunia is a hybrid of Petunia axillaris and Petunia integrifolia.

Catawba rhododendron
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Catawba rhododendron is usually cultivated in North America and Europe as an ornamental plant. The Rhododendron catawbiense generally grows up to 3m tall, but can occasionally reach heights of 5m. In the United States, the Catawba rosebay is often found in the Appalachian Mountains.

Wild leek
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Wild leek is from the onion genus and grows a variety of vegetables, of which the most commonly known are leeks, pearl onions, salad leek, Persian leek, and elephant garlic.

Garden cosmos
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Garden cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) is a herbaceous annual plant often cultivated as an ornamental in temperate regions. Due to its self-sowing ability, Garden cosmos can grow on the same spot for several years, even though it is an annual. Not surprisingly, this quality also made it an invasive species in certain areas of the world.

Garden phlox
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Garden phlox is a flowering plant that is native to the United States. The name, phlox, comes from the Latin for “flame,” reflecting its bright colors. Garden phlox flowers can become important food sources for insects and hummingbirds.

Pinkladies
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

Pinkladies natives to the grasslands in the Central United States but spread outside its native states quickly. Today, it has been naturalized in a total of 28 states in the US and spreading as far south as Chihuahua and Coahuila in Mexico. Pinkladies is commonly used as an ornamental ground cover plant but escaped out from the gardens quickly.

Rose campion
15 Favorite Pink-Flowered Plants for Your Garden

The Rose campion is an important ornamental plant and has received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It natives to Asia and Europe and now is widely cultivated. The Latin Silene coronaria stands for used for garlands and is sometimes referred to as Lychnis coronaria in the United Kingdom.