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Pink perennial flowers: The top 16 for every landscape

Updated: Jun 4

Like all perennial flowers, pink perennials return year after year. That means you can enjoy their soft, delicate hues every spring and summer for years to come.


The main reason why I grow pink perennials in my garden is how well they complement the other colors — like purples, whites and blues. If you don’t want to mix colors, go for an all pink monochromatic color scheme. Or break it up with pops of white perennials.


Vibrant pink flowers are also great at attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. There are a million reasons why pink perennials should be on your to-grow list this spring, but you didn’t come to this page to hear me wax poetic. You came to see the flowers.



Scroll down for 16 of my all-time favorite pink perennials. And rememeber to let me know your favorites in the comments.



1. Peonies (Paeonia spp.)

A perennial flower with large, showy blooms in shades of pink, red, and white. It is known for its sweet fragrance and is often used in cut flower arrangements.



Peonies (Paeonia spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


2. Dianthus (Dianthus spp.)

A perennial flower that comes in a variety of colors, including pink, red, purple, and white. It is known for its frilly, ruffled petals and sweet fragrance.



Dianthus (Dianthus spp.)

Height: 20-60 cm (8-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


3. Phlox (Phlox spp.)

A perennial flower that comes in a variety of colors, including pink, red, purple, and white. It is known for its large clusters of blooms and sweet fragrance.



Phlox (Phlox spp.)

Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


4. Delphiniums (Delphinium spp.)

A perennial plant with spikes of large, showy flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white.



Delphiniums (Delphinium spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


5. Foxgloves (Digitalis spp.)

A perennial plant with spikes of bell-shaped flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white. It is known for its tall spikes of flowers and is often used in cottage gardens.



Foxgloves (Digitalis spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Partial shade to full shade


6. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A perennial flower with clusters of small, flat-topped flowers in shades of white, pink, and yellow. It is known for its fern-like leaves and is ideal in naturalized gardens.



Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


7. Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.)

A perennial flower with petals that are typically purple, but can also be pink, white, or yellow. It is known for its large, cone-shaped center that gives it its name.



Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


8. Astilbes (Astilbe spp.)

A pink perennial flowering plant with plumes of tiny flowers in shades of pink, red, and white. It is known for its lush, feathery foliage and is often used in shade gardens.



Astilbes (Astilbe spp.)

Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Partial shade to full shade


9. Monarda (Monarda didyma)

A perennial plant with clusters of brightly colored, tubular flowers in shades of pink, red, and purple. It is known for its aromatic foliage and is often used in cottage gardens.



Monarda (Monarda spp.)

Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


10. Sedum spectabile (Sedum spectabile)

A perennial pink-flowering plant with clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in shades of pink, red, and white. It is known for its succulent foliage and is often used in rock gardens.



Sedum spectabile (Sedum spectabile)

Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun


11. Silene dioica (Silene dioica)

A delicate perennial plant with clusters of small, pink or white flowers. It is known for its deeply lobed leaves and is often used in cottage gardens.



Silene dioica (Silene dioica)

Height: 20-60 cm (8-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


12. Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)

One of my favorite perennial plants with large, round clusters of flowers in shades of pink, blue, purple, and white. They’re known for lush foliage and are often used in shrub borders.


To have pink hydrangeas, aim for a pH level of 5.5 or higher. This can be achieved by improving the soil with sulfur or by using an acidifying fertilizer. Keep in mind that the pH level of the soil can change over time, so regularly check it and adjust it as needed to maintain the desired pH level.



Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Partial shade to full shade


13. Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)

A large-growing perennial shrub with large clusters of flowers in shades of pink, red, purple, and white. It is known for its glossy leaves and is often used in shrub borders.



Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Partial shade to full shade


14. Centranthus (Centranthus spp.)

A perennial plant with clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in shades of pink and red.



Centranthus (Centranthus spp.)

Height: 30-60 cm (12-24 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade


15. Lupine (Lupinus spp.)

A stunning perennial plant with spikes of large, showy flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. It is known for its palmate leaves and is often used in cottage gardens.



Lupine (Lupinus spp.)

Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun


16. Veronica First Love (Veronica spicata 'First Love')

This perennial is also known as spike speedwell because of its spikes of small pink, blue or purple flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. 'First Love' is known for early blooming, and it’s a popular choice for garden borders, rock gardens and cut flowers.



Veronica First Love (Veronica spicata 'First Love')

Height: 40-50 cm (16-20 inches)

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade



Remember that choosing the perfect pink perennial flowers for your specific area depends on climate and soil conditions. Check with your local nursery or favorite local gardening expert for their recommendations.


And if pink isn’t your favorite color, don’t worry. Check out the best yellow perennials, purple flowers, perennial blue flowers and white perennial flowering plants — all of the colors you need to make your garden truly unique.

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