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10 Most Common Pink Perennial Flowers

Pink perennial flowers are the beautifiers of every garden. Whether standing tall or creeping underfoot, they form a solid bedrock in your garden. They are trusted, reliable, low-maintenance, and best of all, they are pink. Additionally, they are fairly easy to plant and do not require professional assistance.

In this article, we take a closer look at ten of the most common pink perennial flowers.

What Are Perennial Flowers?

Plants that bloom and have a life exceeding two years are known as perennials. Unlike their shorter-lived counterparts, annual and biennial plants, these return to bloom in the spring.

Perennial flowers are hardy and have a solid root system. In their dormant state, their roots remain alive even when they die. Under the right conditions, they grow back without assistance. A perennial flower can be short-lived (living only for three years) or long-lived (living up to a hundred years).

Perennial flowers are known for being low-maintenance after planting. They are a great way to brighten up your garden or yard. They also make good pollinators, borders, shades, and ground covers. Just one plant can repeat a consistent blooming pattern for years to come.

This list details the ten common pink perennial flowers. With a range from blush, to hot pink, to Fuschia and various aromas, making a choice has never been easier.

1. Peonies

Peonies are among the longest-lived perennial flowers; they can live up to a hundred years. Depending on variety and location, peonies bloom in late spring to early summer. The blooming varieties include early, midseason, and late-blooming. Peonies favor well-drained soil and a lot of sunlight. They also like winter because the cold helps with bud formation.

There are various flower types to choose from, including the anemone and the semi-double. The double flowers may require stalking at some point in the season. Their fragrances also vary; some may smell rose-like, while others have no fragrance.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for peony is Paeonia spp. It belongs to the genus Paeonia, known for its large blooming flowers.

How to Care

Peonies may be low-maintenance but are not carefree. However, they do not need to be divided and dug every few years.

  • Use minimal fertilizer when planting and mix the soil with compost
  • Deadhead the peonies as soon as the blossoms begin to fade
  • Do not mulch in the spring and use minimal mulch in winter

2. Phlox

These flowers are also identified as moss phlox or creeping phlox. Phlox bloom from early spring to mid or late summer. They are extremely versatile flowers that are native to North America. Phlox also have star-shaped and colorful flowers that can fit into any garden space.

The three varieties are the creeping variety, the medium-height variety, and the tall variety. The low-growing phlox makes a great ground cover. The tall phlox can grow up to five feet and are the most common in a garden.

The different varieties can thrive well in partial shade or full sunlight. However, generally, all varieties favor moist and nutrient-rich soil.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for phlox is Phlox spp. It belongs to the family Polemoniaceae.

How to Care

Phlox is mostly low maintenance like most perennial flowers.

  • Water the plant regularly through the summer
  • Remove dead flowers to ensure that they rebloom
  • Divide tall phlox every two years to ensure robust growth
  • Apply a layer of compost and mulch around the plant every summer to keep them properly hydrated

3. Coneflowers

Coneflowers are tall, upright plants named after their cone-like center. The seeds in the center attract bees and butterflies to it and also attract songbirds after blooming. They are fast growers that flower from midsummer to fall. In addition, they are native to meadows, open woods, and prairies.

Coneflowers have a prickly spine that makes them fairly resistant to deer. The prickly spine earned them another name, “Echinacea.” Coneflowers can also be grown in big pots; they enjoy full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Another remarkable thing about coneflowers is that they can self-sow exceptionally. They are drought-tolerant, sterile, and need dividing occasionally.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for coneflowers is Echinacea.

How to Care

  • Deadhead the plant when the flowers fade. Late deadheading can lead to bird feeding or self-seeding
  • Use a thin layer of mulch and compost around the soil to keep it moist and favorable
  • Divide coneflowers every fall or spring
  • Use a soil rich in organic matter and apply less fertilizer

4. Bleeding Heart

They are also called common bleeding heart flowers. These are woodland flowers that thrive in the shade. They bloom in the spring and remain in bloom for weeks. However, they may become ephemeral if exposed to too much sun in the summer. Furthermore, their roots in the ground remain active and grow back in the spring or fall.

They are named after the shape of the flower, which is heart-shaped, pillow-like, and dangles like a pendulum.

When mature, they can grow to over six feet; they enjoy slightly acidic, moist, and rich soil and thrive in partial to full shade.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for Bleeding Heart is Lamprocapnos spectabilis.

How to Care 

  • The bleeding heart has delicate flowers that need protection from strong winds and full sunlight
  • If you don’t want the plant to self-seed, deadhead it
  • Keep them well-watered in the summer but do not drench them
  • Use rich, organic soil when planting and minimal fertilizer

5. Dahlias

Dahlias are late-season bloomers that appear in the late summer and into the early fall. They have numerous varieties that differ in size and color. Some of them can reach heights of up to five feet. The flowers can also range from three inches to an impressive fifteen inches in diameter.

Dahlias thrive in moist climates and don’t do well in hot climes. However, they will do well with about eight hours of sunlight in the morning. Dahlias will thrive in rich, well-watered, and well-drained soil.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for dahlia is Dahlia, and it belongs to the Asteraceae family.

How to Care

  • Avoid mulching the plant as dahlias benefit from sunlight on their roots
  • Disbud flowers to concentrate nutrients on growing larger flowers
  • Once its tubers sprout and bunch, pinch off the top to help the plant bloom better
  • Ensure to deadhead once the flowers fade

6. Foxglove

Foxglove is a classic pink perennial that develops quickly into a tall, slender shrub with distinctive tubular blooms. It flowers in its second year before dying off. They bloom from early summer to late spring. The plant has lovely pink blooms and can reach a height of five feet.

Foxglove thrives in full or partial sunlight and well-drained loamy soil. Additionally, every part of the foxglove is extremely toxic to humans and pets.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for common foxglove is Digitalis purpurea.

How to Care

  • Foxglove should be spaced about two feet apart when planting and staked as it grows to prevent falling over.
  • Keep the soil moist as it is susceptible to crown rot
  • Do not water the plant overhead to prevent fungal diseases
  • Use about one inch of mulch for the plant. Avoid fertilizers as nitrogen may stifle flower growth
  • Use fertilizer only when the soil is very poor and avoid it touching the foliage as it may burn

7. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, also called mums, are hardy, herbaceous plants belonging to the daisy family. They are fast-growing and bloom during their first growing season. Their bloom period is usually during the summer and fall.

Chrysanthemums are unique as they can be pinched back in the summer to delay their bloom until the fall. These plants favor full sunlight and moist, well-drained soil. They don’t get very tall, although they can reach a height of 36 inches. Additionally, they are toxic to cats, dogs, and horses.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for chrysanthemum is Chrysanthemum spp. They belong to the family Asteraceae.

How to Care

  • Pinch back the plant in late spring to delay blooming until the fall
  • You should divide Chrysanthemums every two to three years
  • Apply fertilizer regularly during the growing season to bloom optimally
  • Cut the plant down after the bloom fades and cover with dry mulch or straw to protect the roots during the winter

8. Bergenia

Bergenia is a low-growing perennial grown for the beauty of its ample foliage and flowers. They usually grow to maturity within two to five years. They are a low-maintenance, hardy plant that grows well on borders, walkways, and flower beds. The colors of the bergenia range from soft pink to purple pink.

Some plant varieties include the heart leaf bergenia, the winter-blooming bergenia, and the fringed bergenia.

The bergenia is deer and rabbit resistant and thrives in either full sun, full shade, or partial shade.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for bergenia is Bergenia spp.

How To Care

  • Plant bergenia in loamy soil with added organic matter
  • They can do without fertilizer as they are light feeders
  • Deadhead the flower after the blooms fade

9. Astilbe

Astilbe is a tall, elegant perennial with feathery pink plumes that bloom throughout the summer. Despite their slow growth, they are among the most straightforward perennial flowers to grow.

Astilbe grows best when planted in the fall or spring but not in the hot summer. Additionally, they can bloom from mid-spring to summer. When mature, they can grow up to two feet in height.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for Astilbe is Astilbe spp.

How To Care

  • Astilbe can handle both full sun and full shade. However, it prefers partial shade for growth
  • Grow the plant in slightly acidic soil that is moist and rich
  • Use a fertilizer that contains phosphorus every spring

10. Snapdragon

This flower was named for its reaction when squeezed as it opens up like a dragon’s mouth. The flower comes in dazzling pink varieties and blooms for a long time. It will usually bloom in cool weather, stop in the summer, and revive in the fall.

Snapdragon can grow up to three feet in height at maturity. They thrive under full sun and cool weather conditions.

Botanical Name

The botanical name for snapdragon is Antirrhinum majus.

How to Care

  • Clip stems and long shoots to encourage flower growth
  • Stake  tall varieties to keep them upright
  • To maintain health, water the plant’s crown rather than its leaves

Most Common Pink Perennial Flower

Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular and widespread pink perennial flowers. They can grow in just about any garden and are found throughout America. During the fall, it is normal to keep chrysanthemums in pots and bring them in during the winter.

Easy to Grow Pink Perennial Flower 

Astilbe is one easy-to-grow pink perennial flower. They are tolerant of diverse soil types and have a protracted blooming stage. Additionally, Astilbe can grow in partial or full shade and full sun.

Tall Pink Flowers

Foxgloves are usually grown to add vertical beauty to a garden. Common foxgloves can grow up to five feet in height. However, the tallest variety of this plant is the rusty foxglove which can grow up to six feet. At such a height, the plant will usually require staking to prevent falling over.

Small Pink Flowers

The moss phlox can turn your garden floor into a beautiful pink carpet. The moss phlox only grows to about three to six inches tall. Its green foliage has a moss-like appearance hence its name.

Best Pink Perennial Flower for Indoors

Begonias make for a beautiful house flower. Begonias will repeatedly bloom with some extra care, especially with water and light. Thus, ensure to water the plant’s crown and not on the foliage to prevent fungal diseases. Place them strategically to receive bright light but not direct light.

Conclusion 

Now you know the ten common pink perennial flowers. If you plan on beautifying your garden and giving it a soft touch, this guide will tell you how to go.

From the beautiful dahlias to the spooky bleeding hearts, or the pretty peonies, there’s a pink perennial flower for you.

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