Welcome back for another installment of my favorite flowers series. I’ve already showed you my favorite purple flowers. Now let’s take a look at some perfect pink perennials. Pink is one of the most common colors in flowers, and when they are perennial it’s a definite bonus. The color pink attracts birds and bees necessary for pollination. And the color pink is calming for the soul! Here are some of my favorite pink perennials.
Perfect Pink Perennials
The soft, ethereal Pink Astilbe is a perennial favorite in the flower garden. Astilbe is a long bloomer and attracts butterflies to its feathery plumes. It’s also one the easiest pink perennials to grow! They’re low-maintenance and almost completely free of pests. Astilbe tolerates a shady spot or some bright sun. If you live anywhere in zones 3-8, Astilbe is a great choice for your garden.
Who doesn’t love a rose bush, and a pink one at that?! My personal favorite pink perennial rose bush is a Queen Anne. For a nice medium pink color, choose Elle, a compact rose bush. The Tahitian Sunset is a beautiful hybrid-tea variety with an apricot blush on soft pink blooms. Bonica is a classic shrub rose with pale pink blooms. Any of these bring a special charm to your rose garden!
Foxglove is another of my favorite pink perennials. Foxglove is also known as Digitalis. It features tubular-shape blooms on tall green stocks with miniature leaves. The blooms tend to take center stage in any spot you plant them, because they can grow to be as much as 6 feet tall! They thrive in conditions from part shade to full sun, depending on how hot your region is. Generally, the hotter the summer in your zone, the more shade Foxglove needs.
The Zephyr Lily is a beautiful flower and one of my favorite pink perennials, however not every region can support growing one outdoors. The Zephyr Lily is native to South American regions including Columbia and Mexico, but are now grown in many tropical regions. If you live in the Midwest region, know that this lily grows successfully in container gardens. The flowers of the Zephyr Lily open by mid-afternoon and then close at evening each day. The blooms last for only a few days, but like the day lily the plant sports numerous blooms that continue the blooming period over several weeks.
This list of my favorite pink perennials would not be complete without the Pink Peony! It grows in my own garden from a plant that originally came from my grandmother’s garden. That gives you a hint into the hardiness and longevity of the peony. There’s nothing else quite like the lacy, fluffy petals atop emerald-green foliage, so it is a favorite of many. For more on this pretty pink powerhouse, see my post on how to grow pretty peonies.