Top 15 pink flowers for indoor and outdoor

We have been telling you for some time the benefits of many flowers and plants for the garden. Today we have to dress in pink and select the 15 best pink flowers for the garden, from the most famous to the lesser known and all of them with their individual care file that you can access from this post. Go for it!

WHY A LIST OF PINK FLOWERS FOR THE GARDEN?

Because we have never done it, because we feel like it, because you have asked us and because we can already generate this list with all the information well added. And it is that the pink flowers are very cultivated because the color is delicate and showy. And shades of pink there are many and varied. And I won’t even tell you flowers. They will be one of the best-selling flowers in history.

ROSES

Foto de Jesus M. Hernandez

 

The queen and the one that gives the color its name, or was it the other way around? What came first, the flower or the color? Be that as it may, we will never be able to go down from the top 1 to the rose. The associated cultural symbolism is so strong and ingrained that there is no one to unseat it. Although the cut red rose is the most absolute example of unconditional love for someone, pink roses are undoubtedly of an unequaled delicacy of color.

  • Irrigation : They support drought in general. Irrigation is variable according to the season. In flowering more watering. In winter rest practically nothing.
  • Soil : Supports many types of soil. It is a very rustic crop.
  • Temperatures : In the periods of growth and flowering between 15 and 25ºC is optimal. They support more heat and intense cold in winter, including some frost according to varieties.
  • Light : Direct and elevated. It will not suffer in south orientations with high doses of sun if the irrigation is adequate.

AZUCENAS

We continue with another of the pink queen flowers of the garden. One of the best-selling, hybridized and cultivated across the planet. This bulbous of great flowering we find it in an unimaginable variety of colors and among them, the pink

  • Irrigation : High. 2-3 times a week. Rigorous when planting the bulb.
  • Soil : soft, with a large amount of organic matter and little or no saline
  • Temperatures : 18-24ºC
  • Light : Indirect and direct exposure.

 

TULIPS

Photo by Rexness

A flower also of multiple colors among which pink can be. Known all over the world, although the Dutch have been the ones who have managed to take their hybridizations and crosses to the maximum expression, including the pink tulip, of course. They control almost 90% of world production. The tulip fields of the Netherlands have always been a sight to see.

  • Irrigation : High. Keep the substrate moist as much as possible. Adapt the risks to this premise.
  • Soil : soft, with a large amount of organic matter tending to neutral in pH values ​​or very slightly acidic. Not less than 6.5
  • Temperatures : 13-18ºC ideal although they support lower and somewhat higher temperatures. This range is optimal.
  • Light : It is not a limiting factor. They support light and semi-shadow situations. They are not affected by this parameter.

 

HIBISCUS OR CHINA ROSES

Photo from Gardenprue.es

And if there is another of the pink flowers par excellence, this is the hibiscus. With a blooming that overwhelms during the summer of a true bubblegum pink color. Although there are also more reddish, white and yellow. It is the national flower of Malaysia and also of the city of Barranquilla in Colombia. It stands out for its continuous flowering throughout the year in tropical climates. In more continental climates this does not occur but has a long flowering period.

  • Irrigation : Frequent but not abundant waterings in each of them. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. In summer increase frequency.
  • Soil : well nourished in organic matter and well drained.
  • Temperatures : Hot climates avoiding frost at all times.
  • Light : Abundant and direct. It occurs in gardens in the east and south of Spain with the hours of light and heat that this entails.

 

BEGONIAS

Photo of Wikimedia commons

A vast genus of high-flowering garden plants from the tropics and subtropics of Asia, America, and Africa. Not all have pink flowers but there are. They are differentiated into three groups: rhizomatous Begonias, tuberous and fibrous or fasciculated root. Accepted there are around 1500 species and taking into account that humans have hybridized this genus for centuries, we currently speak of more than 10,000 varieties of begonias. Not sure which one to start with? You have to know that the most cultivated varieties do not reach 200. Limiting !. In the article dedicated to begonias you will find the most typical ones.

  • Irrigation : Moderate to high irrigation avoiding waterlogging and high humidity. DO NOT SPRAY LEAVES! Use a plate with expanded clay or pebbles and water around it.
  • Soil : well nourished in organic matter and well drained.
  • Temperatures : Optimal around 20ºC. Do not drop below 15ºC although some species can withstand slightly 10ºC
  • Light : Sifted, not direct but with abundant doses. It is a houseplant most of the time.

 

ORCHIDS

Foto de Jarek Zok

Another of the pink flowers with the most followers. This family of more than 25,000 species grouped in various genera, is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated flower families for its peculiar shape that goes beyond all norms in terms of plant morphology in every way. Its barely 4 or 5 intense dark green leaves, its aerial roots, twisted like lianas, and its flowers with such particular shapes and colors make this flat one of the indoor queens. The most cultivated genus is Phalaenopsis but there are soooo many more!

  • Irrigation : Environmental humidity is very important. Spray the aerial roots with water. Avoid limestone waters.
  • Soil : Excellently nourished and very aerated substrate. Provide very good drainage and
  • Temperatures : It is difficult to establish a range but they are plants that support high temperatures very well and low temperatures very poorly. Not less than 15ºC and optimal 25ºC. It is important to know that they need places where there is a “marked” thermal difference between day and night.
  • Light : Abundant and sifted important for flowering. Some species tolerate direct light but few.

 

DALIAS

Photo by Kenneth Vetter

We owe the discovery of this famous ornamental to Hernán Cortés, who was fascinated to see them upon his arrival in New Spain. It is a very extensive genus in cultivars and not all are pink flowers. The two main species are Dahlia pinnata  Cav. and  Dahlia coccinea Cav. They are tuberculous root so multiplication is easy. As with almost all hybrid grown flowers, the colors are multiple but pink dahlias are also included.

  • Irrigation : Beware of excessive watering and flooding. They are fatal to tuberous roots. Frequent and little copious waterings.
  • Soil : Excellently nourished and very aerated substrate. Provide very good drainage to avoid the above.
  • Temperatures : Its thermal limit is at 0ºC.
  • Light : You have to know that they are heliophilic. They seek the sun continuously. Direct and unceremonious exposure.

 

HORTENSIAS

Photo of Lapichon

Due to its large volume of both foliage and flowering, it is one of the most widely cultivated pink flowers as well. A genus of that encompasses more than 100 species. They are widely cultivated for their long flowering that lasts from the beginning of spring until well into autumn.

  • Irrigation : Abundant without producing waterlogging. They need water for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Soil : It is a plant that needs a rather acidic substrate. Between 5.5 and 6.5. It is interesting to know that the pH influences the color of your flowers. The soil must be very nourished. They are demanding on the subscriber.
  • Temperatures : Its thermal limit is also at 0ºC. It needs to be protected from the cold and at the time of flowering the temperature should not drop below 15ºC.
  • Light : They have no problem in a total exposure to light. However, in summer they may require more water to compensate for the excess radiation.

 

WATER LILIES

Foto de Dave Shafer

A highly cultivated rhizomatous plant native to South Africa, belonging to a very limited genus in terms of species. Only 8. You should know that although it is commonly called a water lily, it is not a lily. It is a toxic plant (beware of domestic animals that purge themselves by eating leaves). Normally the flowers are cream-colored, although there are spectacular pink varieties.

  • Irrigation : Abundant, without fear of flooding. They are very tolerant and need abundant watering. Up to one daily. Like ferns.
  • Soil : We hardly ever find plants that tolerate this type of soil. It does not matter if they are clayey, heavy, with little drainage capacity, that they become flooded. It is your medium.
  • Temperatures : Around 20ºC and even somewhat higher (25ºC), enduring frosts in winter (thanks to the rhizome, the aerial part dies) of down to -5ºC although not for a long time.
  • Light : They do not support direct sun. They prefer to grow in partial shade.

 

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Photo de _alicja_

Well-known flowers for more than 2500 years that have been evolving thanks to the hybridizations that we have been doing, generating annual, perennial, semi-resistant species and of different colors in flowering. They are easy to grow if you follow certain guidelines that we summarize here. If you want more information, you already know, you have the button for each one to deepen.

  • Watering : Abundant at first to get the plant to take root and get off to a good start, generating new stems. Abundant watering tells the plant that we are out of winter. Beware of puddles. They are not favorable.
  • Soil : You need a nourished and slightly acidic soil. Add humus, fresh manure a little before planting if you want to slightly acidify the soil.
  • Temperatures : They do not support frost well. You must protect them when the cold comes
  • Light : They need good doses of light to promote flowering. They withstand direct light well.

 

JACINTOS

Photo of normanack

We cannot forget the hyacinths, a bulbous flower that gives off a powerful and unmistakable aroma. A flower that, more than for its flower, is cultivated for its smell and ease of cultivation since they are of overwhelming versatility.

  • Irrigation : Maintain a frequency of irrigation that allows the substrate to be wet more or less continuously.
  • Soil : Comprises various pH ranges, from slightly acidic to slightly basic, well nourished with a good dose of mature compost.
  • Temperatures : They have a good adaptation to cold. In winter the bulbs kept in darkness and environmental dryness will hold up well. Once planted, they require a cool environment, between 15 and 17ºC.
  • Light : They need generous doses of light but we have to avoid the central hours of the day. As a houseplant this is easier to control.

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CARNATIONS

Photo of Gardenprue

A wonderful upholstery plant  with many possibilities for a rockery garden , taking a minimum care that we summarize below. The carnation is lively, maintaining its perennial plant mantle. Although there are various colors, the most common is pink.

  • Irrigation : Maintain a frequency of irrigation that allows the substrate to be wet more or less continuously.
  • Soil : Comprises various pH ranges, from slightly acidic to slightly basic, well nourished with a good dose of mature compost.
  • Temperatures : They have a good adaptation to cold. In winter the bulbs kept in darkness and environmental dryness will hold up well. Once planted, they require a cool environment, between 15 and 17ºC.
  • Light : They need generous doses of light but we have to avoid the central hours of the day. As a houseplant this is easier to control.

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PETUNIAS

Photo of Serres Fortier

Petunia is a solanaceous plant, a family that it shares with tomatoes, aubergines, tobacco or peppers. Another of those plants that have become famous for their long flowering, such as hydrangea, from spring to late autumn without interruption.

  • Irrigation : Apply common sense. Do not leave long periods of drought especially in the flowering season where more contributions will be generated.
  • Soil : Standard soil, nourished, loose and drained. With contributions of organic matter it will be enough to nourish the petunias.
  • Temperatures : Despite being of tropical origin, they adapt more or less well to the cold.
  • Light : It requires good doses of light as it is nightshade.

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ROYAL MALLOW

Photo by cristina.sanvito

It may be less well known than many of those we have mentioned but it is worth it for its spectacular pink flower. Originally from China, it can be sown during the spring so that its flowering is splendid during the summer and part of the fall.

  • Irrigation : Moderate irrigations . Once every two days in summer (evapotranspiration is high) and we drop in frequency as the cold sets in.
  • Soil : There are no limiting factors in the soil outside normal ranges. It is necessary to nourish it with compost before planting it and to give a little push of fertilizer during the flowering.
  • Temperatures : It is a plant resistant to high temperatures. Its growth optimum is between 15 and 25ºC.
  • Light:  Full sun exposure.

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RHODODENDRON

Photo by manuel mv

It is a slow growing plant, not suitable for the impatient, but the end result is worth it. The pink bloom is spectacular. Its perennial condition is also a good reason to plant it in the garden. It is not necessary to prune it, except for the removal of dead branches.

  • Irrigation : It requires a moist soil more or less constantly. It is not drought tolerant. Regular and little copious waterings to avoid waterlogging.
  • Soil : You need acidic soil and high drainage capacity. He suffers from root asphyxia easily.
  • Temperatures : Withstands some cold but avoid areas with continuous frost during winter. It can support some in a very specific way. Its thermal optimum are cool temperatures. Nor does it tolerate extreme summer heat.
  • Light:  Place them in semi-shady areas. Avoid places of full exposure.

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

Ryan Heagle

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

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