The Types of Pink Flowers

Pink flowers come in a variety of shades, from pale pastels to dark bright pinks, and everything in between. Pink flowers can symbolize joy, youth, innocence and grace. Whether you are looking for pink flowers to add to your garden landscape or to use in flower arrangements, you'll find many options to suit your needs.

Roses

Pink roses are a symbol of friendship. Roses are favorites for flower arrangements and gift flowers. To grow them in your garden, choose a location that receives full sun and plant them in well-drained soil amended with ample organic matter. For the best success, look for roses that are low maintenance such as old garden roses or Knockout roses. Varieties of pink roses include Celsiana, La Reine Victoria, Elle and Sheer Bliss.

Tulips

Tulips are a springtime favorite for both flower beds and cut flower arrangements. Plant tulip bulbs in late fall or early winter for splashes of pink color in the spring. Plant a variety of early and late bloomers for color from March until May. Some varieties of pink tulips are Rosalie, Beauty Queen, China Pink and Angelique.

Impatiens

If you are looking for a pink flower to plant in a shady spot, impatiens are a good choice. These easy-to-grow beauties grow well in shady flower beds, under trees in window box and in hanging baskets. They don't need pruning or deadheading, and have few problems with disease or insects. Impatiens come in a variety of colors, including the pink varieties Celebration Candy Pink and Equinox.

Irises

Irises are another spring flower that comes in many colors, including pink. Plant bearded, Siberian or Japanese iris rhizomes in a sunny, well-drained site in your garden to add pink blooms to the landscape in spring or early summer. Popular pink varieties include Beverly Sills, Be My Baby, Happenstance and Austar Pink.

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas are old fashioned, cool season annuals that add beauty and fragrance to any garden. Plant these low maintenance flowers from seed in full sun. Choose from vine-types, whose climbing vines make excellent cut flowers, or from bush-types, which work well in beds, borders and containers, but are not as good for cutting. Pink varieties of sweet peas include Blushing Bride, First Flame and Tara.

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