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10 Pretty Perennial Pink Flowers

Looking to add some elegant rosy hues or striking hot pink tones to your garden? The following perennial pink flowers will provide beautiful color year after year. From ground covers to specimen plants, there is a lovely pink perennial flower for every garden.

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1. Bergenia (Bergenia crassifolia)

Bergenia crassifolia.
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A glossy evergreen, Bergenia provides year-round interest. This low-growing herbaceous perennial reaches just a foot high but slowly spreads to form clumps up to three feet wide, making it a good groundcover. Panicles of lovely lavender-pink flowers bloom on tall stalks in spring.

Bergenia tolerates a range of soil types and anything from full shade to full sun, though it prefers moist soil and partial sunlight. It grows in USDA zones 3-8 but may suffer winter damage in northern areas.

2. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

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In late spring to early summer, foxglove puts up tall, showy spikes of pink, tubular flowers with speckled throats. This biennial blooms only in its second year of growth but readily reseeds to form a permanent planting.

Foxgloves prefer partial shade and moist, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. They thrive in zones 4-9.

3. Rodgersia (Rodgersia pinnata)

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Rodgersia produces soft panicles of tiny, pale pink flowers held above the foliage, which continues to provide beauty after the flowers fade. The distinctive leaves have five parts and resemble those of horse chestnut.

This lovely plant requires constant moisture and likes to grow at the edge of water, in part to full sun. It grows best in zones 3-7.

4. Lupine (Lupinus spp.)

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A striking plant, lupine blooms in late spring to early summer with large spikes of vibrant pealike blossoms. The compound leaves, often palmate, add their own beauty. There are more than 300 species of lupine, with many color options (including some lovely pinks) and foliage variations.

Lupine grows in zones 4-8, with most species preferring a cool climate, good drainage, and full to part sun.

5. Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

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The large, showy blossoms of rose mallow reach up to eight inches wide with broad, papery petals and a deep red center. Though individual flowers are short-lived, the bloom time lasts about a month in late summer to early fall. This woody herbaceous perennial grows two to six feet tall with lanceolate leaves.

Rose mallow prefers consistently moist to wet soils and full sun. It thrives in zones 4-9.

6. Peonies (Paeonia hybrids)

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Peonies are well loved for their large, ruffled blooms. Though short-lived, these sometimes fragrant blossoms are stunning, and planting several cultivars can result in a longer flowering season, from late spring to early summer.

These herbaceous to woody perennials grow in zones 3-8, but most do best in zones 5-7. Peonies prefer full sun to light shade and fertile, well-drained soil.

7. Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)

pink creeping phlox.
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A dense, spreading plant, creeping phlox forms a mat six inches tall and up to three feet wide. In spring, a mass of flowers blooms above the needlelike foliage, continuing more sparsely through summer. This Appalachian wildflower grows well in a variety of applications but looks especially great sprawling over a rock wall.

Creeping phlox prefers full to part sun and moist, well-drained soil, especially sandy or gravelly soil. It thrives in zones 3-9.

8. Spiked Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

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In late spring to midsummer, spiked speedwell sends up spikes of small, starry flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Cutting them back to the basal rosette after blooming will encourage a second flush of flowers in fall.

This easy-to-grow plant appreciates moist, well-drained soil and full sun. It is hardy in zones 3-8.

9. Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea)

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Hollyhocks bloom all summer with tall, rigid spires of showy funnel-shaped flowers. They tower five to eight feet high but rarely require staking. Perfect for cottage gardens, these short-lived perennials readily reseed to form colonies.

They prefer rich, organic soil and full to part sun but will tolerate a range of conditions. Hollyhocks thrive in zones 2-10.

10. Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.)

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An evergreen to semi-evergreen ground cover, coral bells have a tidy clumping habit and attractive colorful leaves. Though often grown for their foliage, coral bells produce lovely little bell-shaped flowers throughout the summer, attracting butterflies and bees.

Depending on the variety, coral bells are hardy in zones 3-9 and may prefer sun or shade. Most do best in full sun and moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter.

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red camellia flowers
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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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