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10 Adorable Annual Pink Flowers

Flowers come in a broad range of pink shades, from a delicate blush to bold magenta. With help from this list, choose the best annual pink flowers for your garden, and enjoy filling containers and gaps between perennials with rosy-hued blooms.

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1. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)

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Named for its highly fragrant blossoms, sweet pea is a climbing vine that will grow up to eight feet long with support or form a bushy mound about two and a half feet high without support. Though species plants produce purple flowers, cultivars come in many colors, including pink and bicolor.

This cool-weather annual likes rich, moist, well-drained soil and full sun, though it will tolerate light shade. It can be challenging to grow in areas with hot, humid summers.

2. Impatiens (Impatiens spp.)

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Impatiens come in a range of pinks and white and bloom from late spring until frost. These fast-growing plants grow six inches to two feet tall with a dense clumping or mounding habit. A common bedding plant, they lend bright color to hanging baskets and other containers as well as flower beds.

Impatiens like moist, well-drained soil in part to full shade. However, hybrid SunPatiens have been developed to grow in full sun.

3. Begonia (Begonia spp.)

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A popular house plant, begonias are also lovely in beds and containers outside. They have unique dark green leaves, often with a red tint, in addition to showy summer-long blooms. Though often grown as an annual outdoors, begonias will overwinter in zones 10-11 or when brought inside.

Begonias grow best in part to full shade and moist soil with excellent drainage.

4. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

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In spring, sweet William produces rounded clusters of fragrant flowers with frilled petals. They can be found in shades from white to red, and often bicolored. The plants grow one to two feet tall, depending on the cultivar.

Though technically a biennial or short-lived perennial, sweet William is commonly grown as an annual. It thrives in full sun to light shade and loamy, well-drained soil.

5. Geranium (Pelargonium x hybridum)

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A popular container and bedding plant, geraniums bloom continuously until frost, creating a vibrant display of showy flower clusters. The foliage forms a mound one to three feet tall. Despite its common name, this hybrid does not belong to the genus Geranium but rather to Pleargonium.

Geraniums like full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil. They are perennials in zones 10-11 and can be brought inside to overwinter in cooler regions. Otherwise, they are typically grown as annuals.

6. Fuchsia (Fuchsia x hybrida)

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The vibrant, dangling blooms of fuchsia often come in bicolor options, with hot pink sepals and bright white or bold purple petals. These stunning plants work especially well in hanging baskets but can also be planted in other containers or flower beds.

Fuchsia appreciates part to full shade and rich, moist soil. Though most often grown as an annual in zones 9 and below, it can be overwintered indoors.

Lan more about how to care for fuchsia.

7. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

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The snapdragon somehow manages to be both whimsical and elegant, with its spires of ruffled, dragon-head blossoms. Different cultivars range in height from six inches to three feet and can be found in many colors.

Snapdragons prefer moist, rich soil with good drainage in full to part sun.

Here’s all you need to know about growing snapdragons.

8. Lantana (Lantana camara)

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Lantana makes a bold, colorful statement with its cheerful domes of tiny, vivid flowers, often with two or more colors appearing in a single cluster. These showy, season-long blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollintators.

Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, lantana tolerates poor soil and drought.

9. Mandevilla (Mandevilla spp.)

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A fast-growing tropical vine, mandevilla grows up to 20 feet long and blooms all summer with large, showy, trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant this beautriful flowering vine at the base of a trellis or in a container that can be brought inside over winter.

Mandevilla likes moist, well-drained soil in full sun with some afternoon shade in especially hot, humid summers.

10. Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii)

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A beautiful ground cover native to the United States, annual phlox carpets the ground with showy clusters of pale-eyed flowers in spring and early summer. They sometimes rebloom in fall as well. Annual phlox grows just six to 12 inches high and may self-sow in ideal conditions.

For best results, grow annual phlox in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

11. Moss rose (Portulaca spp.)

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Also called purslane, moss rose has small, succulent leaves and bright, saucer-shaped blooms with heart-shaped petals. This low-growing, spreading plant works well as a ground cover but can also be grown in containers or even as a house plant.

Moss rose grows best in well-drained soil in a sunny location. It may self-sow if not deadheaded.

25 Delightful Pink Perennial Flowers For Your Garden

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If you like pink flowers, you might want to add a few perennials so they come up year after year without you having to think about it. Here’s a list of 25 pink perennials to try in your garden.

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Serena Manickam is a freelance editor and writer and sustainable market gardener in rural Virginia. She holds a BA in environmental science and runs Fairydiddle Farm, a small market garden in which she grows no-spray produce and herbs to sell at a local farmer’s market.

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