A selection of
Pink flowering Plants - shrubs perennials
For your garden planning. There are
many different hues of pink - more so than any other colour. Many will
argue that a certain pink is cerise, blush, rose or whatever. You can
decide for yourselves!
flowered shrubs and plants with pink flowers will do
much to 'warm up' an otherwise dull corner. Most of
the substantial pink flowering shrubs and perennials
flower either late spring or into summer.
notable exceptions such as the Magnolias,
Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Many varieties in these
groups are predominantly pink flowers.
Pink flowered Perennials
normally later in the season. There are not too many pink
flowered bulbs either - crocus and hyacinths obliging for the
spring, with the autumn flowering crocus at the other end of the
Top Left =
Abelia Francis Mason, then clockwise =
Achillea, Anemone japonica, Weigela
loomansay, Rudbeckia, Erica (Heathers)
Lavatera rosea, Azalea japonica
Top Left=Daphne mez Rubrum,
then clockwise= Decentra,
Fuchsia, Leptospermum, Prunus,
Other pink flowered shrubs
and hardy plants include....
- Acanthus spinosa - Bear's Breeches. Pink 'hoods' and pale
- Achillea millifolium types. Yarrow. Cerise Queen being a good
pink - almost shocking!
- Aubrieta, the low growing ground hugger is one of the first
- Alliums are well represented in the pink flowered category -
with both short and tall members. Allium giganteum at the top end
with Allium unifolium down nearer the ground - a good pink.
- Alstroemerias have a few natoable pinks amongst the Ligtu
- Amarylis belladonna - not grown often enough and a great bulb
for autumn pink.
- Anemone blanda 'Charmer' does exactly what its name suggests.
Whilst the Japanese Anemones are considerably more garish. Love them
or hate them, they are full of pinks in all shades.
- Arabis Rosabella is a good early show down at ground level.
- Argyranthemum Vancouver - a decidedly shocking pink extrovert.
- Asperula suberosa is not often grown - and should be.
- asters - also known by their older name - Michaelmas Daisies
have some good pinks amongst them. Many of them a little dwarfer
than the old untidy ones. Barr's Pink and Harrington's pink are
- Astilbes are traditionally pink - though with whites and reds.
- Bergenias - the Elephant's ears, have a good few pinks in their
midst - and are also good ground covers.
- Buddleja Pink Perfection is just that. One of the best of the
Heathers - Ericas if you must - with the
Erica carnea types sporting good pink through late winter.
- Camellias will be crossing paths with the winter flowering
heathers, and camellia Donation is second best only to Camellia
Debbie. Others will put them the other way round.
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Other Areas of specific interest |
for Shaded Areas |
Plants for Damp Soil |
for Dry Banks |
Plants with Yellow Flowers
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