10 Pink Perennials

Beautiful pink perennial flowers to brighten up your garden

If you love the color pink, there are lots of different perennials you can plant in your garden for masses of pink flowers.

In this article I’ve put together a list of the most popular pink perennials that are easy to grow and will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your backyard. 

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Pink hydrangea flower

10 Pink Perennial Flowers

1. Aster

Aster is a beautiful summer-blooming perennial with flowers in shades of pink, purple and blue.

They grow best in areas with cool, moist summers. In warmer climates, it’s best to plant Asters in areas that are shaded from the hot afternoon sun.

Aster blooms in clusters and can grow 2 – 3 feet (60 – 90 cm) high.

They can be divided every two to three years. The outer sections can be replanted and the center parts discarded.

Pink aster flowers

2. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are available in hundreds of varieties and lots of different colors including pink, white, yellow, red and purple.

They grow best in full sun and they especially like morning sun to dry the dew and prevent mildew.

Chrysanthemums bloom from late summer to late fall and can be cut back after flowering.

They can grow 1 – 3 feet (30 – 90 centimetres) tall and 2 – 3 feet wide. 

Pink Chrysanthemum Flowers

3. Clematis

Clematis is a climbing perennial that can be grown on a trellis, arch or pergola. They can also be used as ground covers.

They’re available in a variety of colors including pink, red, white and blue.

Some varieties grow to 3 feet (90cm) tall, while others can reach 20 feet (6 m). [1]

It’s important to mulch around Clematis plants to keep the roots cool.

Once they’re finished flowering, prune them back to 7 inches (20 cm) above the ground.

Pink perennial clematis

4. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Foxglove is a tall perennial with tube shaped flowers along the stem.

As well as pink, they also come in shades of red, yellow, white and purple.

Foxglove will grow in full sun or partial shade, but in very hot areas they will need to be shaded from the afternoon sun.

They will grow in most soil types as long as it is well drained – they can rot in soil that is overly wet.

Foxgloves re-seed readily so you’ll have lots of free plants. You can also remove the dead spikes to prevent unwanted plants growing in your garden.

Pink foxglove flowers

5. Helleborus

Helleborus is a beautiful flowering perennial that blooms from winter to spring and the blooms last for months.

The flowers come in a wide variety of colors including light and dark pink.

They grow well in shady spots underneath trees or along the side of the house.

Helleborus are suited to cold climates and grow best in rich soil with plenty of compost.

Pink perennial helleborus

6. Hibiscus

There are many different species of Hibiscus, from dwarf shrubs to large trees.

Hibiscus thrives in subtropical and tropical regions and grows best in full sun.

To promote flowering, Hibiscus should be fertilized monthly from spring right through until winter.

After each lot of flowers, prune them back and then wait for the next round of blooms to appear.

Pink hibiscus flower

7. Peony (Paeonia) 

Peonies are beautiful perennials with flowers in a variety of colors including pink, white, red and purple in ruffled single and double forms.

They grow best in areas with a cold winter climate. The cold temperatures help with the development of the flower bud.

Peonies prefer a position in full sun that is sheltered from strong winds. In areas with hot summer temperatures, a partially shaded spot is best.

Peony flower

8. Phlox

Phlox is a beautiful pink perennial that grows 2 – 3 feet (60 – 90 cm) tall, with round clusters of blooms.

They’re frost tolerant and are great for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

Phlox grows best in a position with full sun and flowers from mid-summer through to fall.

Regular deadheading encourages more blooms, and the stems can be cut back by a third in late spring to increase branching.

Phlox can be divided in fall or spring and the outer sections can be replanted.

Phlox

9. Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are a popular perennial shrub with flowers in a variety of colors including pink, blue, purple and white.

The color of the flowers can change, depending on the pH level of the soil.

Acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5 will produce blue flowers and soils with a pH higher than 5.5 produce pink flowers.

White flowers are not affected by the soil’s pH.

Hydrangeas prefer to grow in a position with morning sun and afternoon shade. They also grow well in pots.

Hydrangea flowers

10. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a popular perennial that is easy to grow.

It’s drought and frost tolerant, pest resistant and attracts butterflies and beneficial insects to the garden.

Yarrow has ferny foliage and flower heads made up of clusters of tightly-packed flowers. The flowers can be pink, red, white or yellow.

Yarrow grows best in a position with full sun and prefers soil that isn’t too rich.

Pink yarrow flowers

These beautiful pink perennial flowers would be excellent additions to your garden. 

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for your great post, especially the photos. My Grandmother had a wonderful garden, and I’ve always dreamt of growing flowers, I just never got around to it.

  2. These are such gorgeous blooms! I love nice bright pops of color in the garden. I’ll have to plant some of these next year.

  3. Hibiscus is one of my favorite perrenial pink flowers! So pretty! It’s also very fragrant!

  4. Just love a pink garden. perennial flowers are the best. So glad you shared that you can split them up. I often going “shopping” for plants in my own yard. Such a budget saver.

  5. Lovely flowers! I have hydrangeas and asters. I recently tried growing chrysanthemums but the neighbor’s cat dug up my seedling bed! Oh that made me both angry and sad. I will try planting seeds again next summer.

  6. Asters are a favorite perennial flowers of mine, and I love Yarrow because they attract butterflies. I also adore the color pink and will have to reference this post when I have a garden again.

  7. What a beauty. It’d be very relaxing when you wake up to a garden full of these. 🙂

  8. Wow how beautiful are these flowers for sure. They do say pretty in pink…and clearly it is true! xx

  9. So gorgeous ! My grandma would love this. She’s such a crazy plant lady and this would be perfect for her garden. Thanks for sharing these flowers!

  10. I love these flowers especially hibiscus and it would be really perfect to have these in the garden. 🙂

  11. All of these pink perennials are so beautiful! They would look so lovely in any garden that they find themselves in.

  12. So much beauty! I would absolutely love a color coordinated garden… how fun!

  13. All of those look absolutely amazing. I’d love to have those in my garden along with different types of colored flowers. I don’t know why but I really like the look of Chrysanthemums best.

  14. These are some really pretty pink perennials! I love learning about different types of flowers.

  15. They are all so pretty flowers..! I love single colored when it comes to plants. 😂 Aster and Phlox looks most appealing to me.

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