74 Plants With Pink Flowers: Names, Identifying, Gardening Tips, Pink Blooms

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Gardening | March 11, 2024

Woman looking at various types of pink flower plants has her finger on her chine wondering how to identify pink flowers with names and pictures and how to grow pink blooms indoors and out.

Pink flowers offer beauty and elegance both indoors and out.

But, there are hundreds and hundreds of plants that bloom pink flowers, so it can be tricky to know which ones will flourish in your particular growing zone.

Just as with red Roses, pink flowers are a representation of love and are often found wrapped in bouquets on Mother’s and wedding days.

But, knowing which pink flowers are which…and which ones will provide the best results for your home and garden requires a little investigating.

This complete guide to pink flower plants includes trees, succulents, and other types of plants that produce the most vivid or delicate pinks you could desire.

Types of Pink Flowers

The most widespread color in the Kindom Plantae not surprisingly is green, and second to that is the color pink.

In the world today there are nearly 400,000 types of plants, a group that includes algae, ferns, and plants that both produce and do not produce flowers. Those plants that produce flowers are classified as Angiosperms, and the 64 types are further subdivided into 416 smaller families.

Keeping track of the current known species is difficult, scattered as they are all over the world. With at least another 2000 new species discovered every year that situation is complicated even further.

It was only in the 18th century that botanists seriously began to catalog the different species of flowers to make it easier for them to study all of the local and exotic plants out there.

Photo of pink roses on a wooden bench.

(Image: congerdesign14)

They quickly discovered that many of them would not survive being transplanted into certain environments and had to categorize them under a recognized hardiness zone across the United States of America.

There are so many different varieties in terms of the shade alone that there is something for every style of landscape imaginable, with such a wide range of aromas to make pink flowers suitable for every location and every occasion.

Drought resistance, temperature tolerance, and the conditions of the soil are always going to be factors that will decide which flowers are suitable for where you live.

But some species may never make it to your flower bed.

Certain types of flowers and trees are coming under the threat of extinction due to certain environmental factors.

The absence of pollinators to disperse the seeds is a threat to their continued existence, as is the lack of nutrition supplied by the soil that is slowly being eroded.2

Some of them are single-sex organisms that rely on a similar plant with opposite sexual organs for reproduction to be in the same vicinity.

When that plant is not within the same radius, then the risk of that flower dying out is further elevated, and the magnificent pink flowers that exist within that isolated family of flowers will exist no more.

What Flowers Are Pink? What Do Pink Flowers Mean?

Femininity is one of the first meanings associated with pink flowers but they also denote affection and gratitude, trust in Thailand, and good fortune in China.

In all four corners of the world, there are tens of thousands of pink flowers, each revered and appreciated for their religious significance just as much as their beauty.

The simple difference in the shade of pink in the flower can alter the meaning, a dark Rose, for example, signifies gratitude, while a light pink Rose can represent a first love.

But it is only with flowers that nature has chosen to let the color pink become so prevalent, so widespread.

Other species of living organisms such as animals and minerals are devoid of the color pink, so we should all take the time to smell the Roses, the pink ones, that is.

Common NameFamily NameNative toUSDA HZSymbolizes
1. BegoniasBegoniaceaeSouth America8-11Harmony and caution are what the Begonia flower symbolizes
2. Calla LilyAraceaeSouth Africa8-10It is given on a 6th wedding anniversary and means faithfulness
3. ChrysanthemumAsteraceaeAsia and Northeastern Europe5-9Classed in China as a symbol of stateliness
4. DahliaAsteraceaeMexico and Central America8-10Signifies commitment, and kindness
5. Eastern RedbudFabaceaeNorth America to New Mexico4-9This tree symbolizes that spring has arrived and the end of winter
6. FoxglovePlantaginaceaeWestern Europe4-9The Foxglove is known as the flower of secrets
7. HyacinthHyacinthaceaeEurasia, Mediterranea, and Southern Turkey4-8It symbolizes great power and beauty
8. ViburnumsAdoxaceae3North America4-8A symbol of pride

Graphic chart of pink flowers displaying Begonia, Calla Lily, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Eastern Redbud, Foxglove, Hyacinth, and Viburnum flowers in pink round frames on a green background.

These are just a few examples of the genus of plants that have pink flowers, and these have sub-species as well as cultivars that are constantly being extended by new additions.

The genus of many of these flowers is quite extensive, some of them having 8 species such as Alliums, or Hyacinths with 17, or Roses with 23. Not all of them are pink, but those that are, play a significant role in whatever ecosystem on the planet they choose to call home.

Flowers, pink or otherwise, are an important component for a thriving insect and animal population, and for humans, they have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.

The environment couldn’t survive without the carbon sequestration that plants provide on a global scale to combat climate change. And some days it seems that we as humans cannot survive without the wonderful scents of flowers wafting breezily throughout our homes.

Light Pink Flowers (Pastel Pink Flowers)

A wide variety of pink hues are available when arranging pink flowers in floral arrangements, ranging from practically white pink-blushed petals to darker, shocking pinks at the other end of the color spectrum.

No matter what shades are desired to complement the surrounding fauna and flora around your home, there is always a color tone to suit.

But where does the color pink come from? It’s all in the DNA.

The plant’s genes dictate what color the flower is going to be by producing a pigment called Anthocyanin that is responsible for the colors red, pink, purple, and blue. Other colors are produced by other chemicals like Carotene for the color yellow and Chlorophyll for the green color of leaves and petals.

Genetic manipulation has been able to alter the color spectrums to make them darker, more vibrant, or even lighter.

Here are just 11 flowers that have a lighter, gentler shade of pink.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZEvergreen or Deciduous
9. CamelliaCamellia japonicaChina and Japan7-9Evergreen
10. Candle LarkspurDelphinium ‘Pink Punch’New Zealand3-7Evergreen
11. Pink Anemone
Clematis montana var. rubensAsia6-9Deciduous
12. Chinese HibiscusHibiscus Rosa-sinensis4Tropical Asia9-12Evergreen
13. Joe-Pye WeedEutrochium purpureumEastern and Central North America4-9Deciduous
14. LotusNelumbo nuciferaAsia and Australia4-10Deciduous
15. MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmariaEurope and Asia4-9Evergreen
16. Pink AmaryllisHippeastrumSouth Africa4-9Evergreen
17. RodgersiaRodgersia aesculifoliaChina5-7Evergreen
18. Rue AnemoneThalictrum thalictroidesNorth America4-8Evergreen
19. TuberosePolianthes tuberosaMexico7-11Deciduous

Graphic chart of light pink flowers displaying Camelia flowers, Candle Larkspur flower, Pink Anemone Clematis flower, Chinese Hibiscus flower, Joe-Pye Weed flower. Lotus flower, Meadowsweet flower, Pink Amaryllis flower, Rodgersia flower, Rue Anemone flower, and Tuberose flower in pink round frames on a green background.

Plants With Pink Flowers

Any good landscaper will tell you that the best way to get the best out of your garden project is to mix it up. Planting just one species and one color is hardly going to attract the attention of your neighbors, never mind discerning pollinators.

Installing different types of flowers will only enhance the ambiance you are trying to create, and pink flowers growing on an evergreen bush can do just that.

The contrast of the two colors on plants that vary in height, width, and even texture will beg the question of why you hadn’t tried it before.

Very few plants tolerate soggy soils so it is imperative to embed them in locations where the soil is well-draining, and receives a fair amount of sunshine.

Always consult which USDA hardiness zone is adequate for the type of plant you like the look and smell of, how much care and attention it is going to require to stay in peak health, and even if there are some pests that may like the look of the plant even more than you do.

Always be on the lookout for Spider Mites, Mealybugs, Aphids, and Leafhoppers just to name a few.

To be on the safe side, it can’t hurt to have a spray bottle filled with horticultural oil and water or insecticidal soap, to give your flowers a gentle spray to keep them at bay.

After all, after going through all the trouble of selecting the perfect flowering plant for your garden the last thing you want to do is to offer it up as a free lunch to a couple of hungry bug-eyed leaf nibblers.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZFamily
20. Raspberry Wine Bee BalmMonarda Raspberry WineNorth America4-9Lamiaceae
21. ChenilleAcalypha hispida5Southern California10-11Euphorbiaceae
22. Persian CyclamenCyclamen persicumNorth Africa9-11Primulaceae
23. Desert RoseAdenium obesumSahara10-11Apocynaceae
24. GauraOenothera lindheimeriSoutheastern USA5-9Onagraceae
25. HoyaHoya carnosaAsia8-11Apocynaceae
26. Bleeding HeartLamprocapnos spectabilisSiberia and China3-9Papaveraceae
27. Society GarlicTulbaghia violaceaSouth Africa7-11Amaryllidaceae
28. Pink Lady’s SlipperCypripedium acauleNorth America3-7Orchidaceae
29. Rocky Mountain Blazing StarLiatris ligulistylisNorth America3-8Asteraceae
30.Sweet WilliamDianthus barbatusAsia and Europe3-9Caryophyllaceae
31. Wax BegoniaBegonia x semperflorens-coltorumSouth America10-11Begoniaceae

Graphic chart of plants with pink flowers displaying Raspberry Wine Bee Balm flower, Chenille flower, Persian Cyclamen flower, Desert Rose flower, Gaura flower, Hoya flower, Bleeding Heart flower, Society Garlic flower, Pink Lady's flower, Rocky Mountain Blazing Star flower, Sweet William flower, and Wax Begonia flower in pink round frames on a green background.

Tree With Pink Flowers

A tree looming 20 feet in the air with a canopy of lush bright pink flowers is a sight to behold at the beginning of spring. The scents, the sounds of the cascading pink flowers whispering in the wind herald in the warmer days and longer nights.

And the Pink Magnolia Tree is a perfect example.

Hailing from the Magnoliaceae family, the Pink Magnolia Tree can attain heights of up to 70 feet and a canopy of 40 feet wide. If that size is too large for your back yard then there is an alternative in the form of the Little Gem.

This is a dwarf version of the Magnolia Tree and only grows to heights of 12 feet with a C span of 8 feet, meaning that you can still benefit from the bright pink flowers – just in a smaller frame irrespective of how much land space you have available.

An even smaller choice could be the Pink Willow Tree (Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’)

which is more a shrub than a tree. It has pale pink foliage and when properly pruned can be kept under a height of 6 feet.

As the summer morphs into the fall, the leaves lose their pink hue and fade to green. When fall fully arrives, the now yellow leaves gently fall one by one from branches that have a reddish tinge to them, a residue perhaps from the pink leaves carried throughout the summer.

This charming little tree will flourish contentedly in USDA hardiness zones 5-7, but can also withstand the slightly colder temperature dips found in zone 4.

There can be problems from pests like Caterpillars, and Leaf Beetles,6 and care should be taken not to overwater as the roots will be negatively affected.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZHeight
32. Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia indicaAsia6-925 feet tall
33. Dwarf Poinciana TreeCaesalpinia pulcherrimaThe Tropics of the Americas9-1012 feet tall
34. Flowering Almond TreePrunus glandulosaChina4-85 feet tall
35. Higa Cherry TreePrunus subhirtella var. autumnalisJapan5-840-50 feet tall
36. Kanzan Cherry TreePrunus serrulata ‘kanza’Japan, Korea, and China5-940 feet tall
37. Persian Silk TreeAlbizia julibrissinAsia6-1120-40 feet tall
38. Pink Trumpet TreeHandroanthus heptaphyllus, H impetiginosusSouth America8-1120-30 feet tall
39. Smoke TreeCotinus coggygriaEurope to China5-815 feet

Graphic chart of tree with pink flowers displaying Crape Myrtle flower, Dwarf Poinciana Tree flower, Flowering Almond tree flower, Higan Cherry Tree flower, Kanzan Cherry tree flower, Persian Silk tree flower, Pink trumpet tree flower, and Smoke tree flower in pink round frames on a green background.

If you are personally responsible for planting a tree that is laden with effervescent pink flowers every spring in your front garden, it’s a surety that this ornamental tree was placed centerstage to be noticed.

It would be a bit disheartening if even before the time to bloom has arrived, your tree is looking a little worse for wear, the branches bowing under the weight of invisible leaves and the occasional twig breaking off without any pressure from external forces.

One of the problems could be that the everyday movement of lawnmowers and even footfall could lead to compaction of the soil around the base of the trunk. This can restrict the roots from stretching further afield and result in a stressed-out tree, with twigs and even branches falling off.

Vertical mulching is where the soil around the base of the trunk is removed, mixed with compost and organic matter, and then gently patted back into place, allowing more freedom for the roots to expand outwards.

Mulching a meter away from the base of the trunk will also prevent accidental overwatering and act as somewhat of a barrier to invading pests who have a sixth sense when it comes to weakened and stressed trees.

Pruning should be penciled into the regular rotation of your tree maintenance schedule to control the growth pattern and to check for any pests. Eliminating them early before they can get their little teeth chewing away merrily on your tree’s juicy leaves can make a big difference.

A regular inspection process will ensure that all those bright pink flowers will continue to blossom healthily every year.

Vine With Pink Flowers

An often overlooked section of landscape design and planning that deserves more attention are flowering vines.7

In fact, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be more prevalent across the states as there are types for all USDA hardiness zones and they can be both Perennial and Annuals. Really, there should be no excuse for not having one or more of them draped over your trellises.

With the versatility that they offer, what’s not to like about them? The answer is nothing.

All they need is a bit of planning to strategically position them for maximum effect and a touch of patience.

It takes a couple of seasons before the vines attach and establish themselves in place so they will require a certain amount of attention beforehand to cajole them into doing what they do best.

These creeping vines have such a diversity that being spoilt for choice is an understatement., and just in the pink flowers department, there are such an array of scents, styles, and sizes.

Research research research is the starting point to find out which pink flowered vine should be tethered to your fence, the outside of your wall, or performing a high wire act.

A local landscaper will have a wealth of experience in this department and can advise which vine will settle best into the space allocated for it, and how it will complement the surrounding vegetation.

Below are just a few styles to get you going but don’t be afraid to push the boat out and be a bit experimental.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZPerennial/Annual/
40. Black-Eyed Susan VineThunbergia alataEast Africa10-11Annual
41. BougainvilleaBougainvilleaSouth America9-11Perennial
42. Blue Moon Kentucky WisteriaWisteria macrostachyaNorth America4-8Perennial
43. Cup and Saucer VineCobaea scandensMexico9-11Perennial
44. Cypress VineIpomoea quamoclitSouth America11-12Annual
45. Firecracker VineIpomoea lobataMexico and South America10-11Annual
46. Mandevilla Alice du PontMandevila x amabilisSouth America10-11Perennial
47. Sweet Pea VineLathyrus latifolius8Africa and Southern Europe4-8Perrenial
48. Zephirine Drouhin Climbing RoseRosa ‘Zephirine drouhin’Isle of Bourbon and France6-9Perennial

Graphic chart of vine pink flowers displaying Black-Eyed Susan Vine flower, Bougainvillea flower, Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria flower, Cup and Saucer Vine flower, Cypress Vine flower, Firecracker Vine flower, Mandevilla Alice du Pont flower. Sweet Pea Vine flower, and Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose flower in pink round frames on a green background.

To set yourself up for success when planting a vine in your garden, the key is to have the right ratio of potting soil to peat moss, so consult the nursery where the seeds or seedlings are purchased from.

Fertilizers will need to be added once a week or once every two weeks depending on your type of creeper and to get the best growth results, pinch off about 1cm from the end of each stem.

When attaching the vines to the trellis, be sure not to overtighten the fasteners as this can cause problems as the vine matures and starts to creep up and around the trellis.

Small Pink Perennial Flowers (Small Pink Flowers)

The advantage of planting Perennial flowers over annual ones is that the Perennial plant will be there to greet you the following year when it starts to flower.

The first season is a dormant one, unlike Annuals that can’t wait to burst out at the first sight of spring and won’t flower until year two.

At the end of that season, the Perennial flower will go dormant for the next few months and then regenerate itself, again and again, every spring.

Planting small pink flowers will add a supporting cast to the stage that is your garden without claiming center stage, and implanting small Perennials will accentuate the entire landscape in subtle, almost imperceptible ways.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZFamily
49. BergeniaBergenia cordifoliaSiberia3-8Saxifragaceae
50. Rose CampionLychnis coronariaEurope, Northern Africa3-8Caryophyllaceae
51. Red ColumbineAquilegia canadensisEastern United States and Canada3-8Ranunculaceae
52. Dwarf Forget-Me-NotMyosotis sylvatica compacta ‘Victoria Pink’Europe3-8Boraginaceae
53. Great MasterwortAstrantia majorEurope4-9Apiaceae
54. Ivy Geranium Ann FolkardPelargonium peltatumSouth Africa10-11Geraniaceae
55. Lily of the ValleyConvallaria majalisSouth Africa2-9Asparagaceae

Graphic chart of small pink perennial flowers displaying Bergenia flower, Red Columbine flower, Rose Campion flower, Dwarf Forget-Me-Not flower, Great Masterwort flower, Ivy Geranium Ann Folkard flower, and Lily of the Valley flower in pink round frames on a green background.

The vast majority of small pink Perennial flowers are very easy to tend to and care for, and are hardy across multiple hardiness zones.

Generally, as long as they receive full sun for about 6 hours or more a day with partial shade, they tend to grow problem-free in well-draining soil.

Pink and White Flowers

Floriography is the term given to deciphering the language of flowers and what they have symbolized across the ages.9 They were also presented as an endearment of affection in the Victorian era where they were used to convey expressions of love or just a bit of harmless flirtation.

How it was received, and held, when accepted would determine if the advances were accepted or rejected. If the bouquet was held over the heart that was a good sign.

If held downward, not so much.

Those traditions are not so closely followed nowadays but the symbolism of pink flowers representing happiness and joy and red roses universally accepted as meaning an expression of love, some traditions still persist to certain degrees in many cultures.

All the states across America have adopted a flower as a state symbol, but perhaps Minnesota has the rarest and most beautiful state flower, the pink and white Lady’s Slipper.

This rare orchid grows in the swamps and fens of the state and takes up to 16 years just to bloom. It has an incredibly vibrant shading with a pink-streaked white pouch, called the slipper perched below pearly-white petals.

The plants can live for an average of 50 years and grow as tall as 4 feet, and some have been known to live beyond 100 years.

Yet they are in danger of extinction.

Fortunately, since 1925, this rare wildflower has been covered by the protection of the state under Minnesota law, and it is illegal to pick, uproot or unearth the flowers by hand or dig them up in any fashion.

The beautiful Lady’s Slipper may be beyond your ability to attain, but there are many more pink and white flowers to choose from that are rare and precious in their own right.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZPerennial/Annual/
56. Amore Petunia ‘Queen of Hearts’Petunia hybrida ‘Queen of Hearts’South America9-11Annual
57. Lily-Flowered TulipTulip ‘Ballade’Turkey3-8Annual
58. Common LilacSyringa vulgarisEastern Europe3-7Perennial
59. Clove PinkDianthus caryophyllusMediterranean6-8Perennial
60. Fringed TulipTulipa ‘Fringed Family’Australia3-8Perennial
61. Laura PhloxPhlox panioculata ‘Laura’North America4-8Perennial
62. Mountain WoodsorrelOxalis montanaNorth America3-9Perennial
63. Pink Octopus BellflowerCampanula ‘Pink Octopus’Japan5-9Perennial
64. Prunella ‘Heart-of-the-Earth’Prunella vulgarisNorth America4-8Perennial
65. Samantha Rose LilyLilium Roselily SamanthaChina3-9Perennial
66. Sweetheart HoyaHoya kerriiAsia10-11Perennial
67. YarrowAchillea millefoliumEurasia4-8Perennial
Graphic chart of pink and white flowers displaying Amore Petunia ‘Queen of Hearts’ flower, Lily-Flowered Tulip flower, Common Lilac flower. Clove Pink flower, Fringed Tulip flower. Laura Phlox flower, Mountain Woodsorrel flower, Pink Octopus Bellflower flower, Prunella ‘Heart-of-the-Earth’ flower, Samantha Rose Lily flower, Sweetheart Hoya flower, and Yarrow flower in pink round frames on a green background.

(Pink Octopus Bellflower Image: Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova16)

Succulent With Pink Flowers

What is so attractive about a plant with thick leaves that look like they’re about to burst at the seams? You would be surprised.

They may not be as elegant or attractive as their taller, more graceful plant brothers and sisters, but in their own way, they are becoming more popular as gardeners are discovering what they can bring to the kitchen window ledge and add a surprising level of contrast to a garden.

Succulents are plants that have thick and fleshy leaves that are engorged with water and nutrients to aid in the plant’s survival. In a sense, they are like camels, storing water for a not-so-rainy day.

Because of this trait, succulents are adept at thriving in dry climates and can survive for long periods without outside hydration.

These plants are incredibly hardy but two conditions that they cannot weather, are waterlogged roots which will cause the roots to rot, and freezing temperatures which will turn the stored water supply in their leaves to ice, resulting in a premature death.

The appeal of these plants is that they are very easy to grow and extremely easy to care for. And some of them are not too bad to look at, either.

The ones listed below are known for blooming bright pink flowers, while other species have a wide variety of floral colors.

Different shapes, sizes, and colors are also available just in the colors of the leaves themselves. The range is extensive, ranging from shades of green with burgundy tips, blazing red, multi-colored pinks, bright yellows, and moody purples.

Types of succulents that attention-grabbers are worth a closer look.

  • Red Salad Bowl
  • Pink Jelly Bean
  • Echeveria nodulosa
  • Aeonium Sunburst
  • Paddle Plant
  • Royanum Hens-and-Chicks
  • Aloe “Pink Blush”
  • Crassula “Red Pagoda”
  • Baby’s Necklace
  • Sunset Jade
  • Echeveria Dusty Rose
  • Pink Lotus

Succulents are also very efficient at cleaning chemical pollutants from the air and adding humidity, reducing the effects of allergies in the home. The juices can be used to alleviate inflammations, and skin irritations like eczema, and have been used for their antiseptic properties.

If you’re looking for a plant for your home or garden with an unusual whorling shape and fascinating flowers growing from between its thick leaves, then succulents don’t suck.

Common NameScientific NameNative toUSDA HZFamily
68.Christmas CactusHybrid Schlumbergera ×buckleyiMexico10-12Cactaceae
69. Morgan’s BeautyCrassula ‘Morgan’s Beauty’South Africa9-11Crassulaceae
70. Pink KalanchoeKalanchoe blossfeldianaMadagascar9-12Crassulaceae
71. Pink Ice PlantLampranthus deltoidsSouth Africa8-11Aizoaceae
72. Rebutia Pink SensationRebutia fiebrigiiBolivian Andes9-11Cactaceae
73. Rock PurslaneCistanthe grandifloraChile8-10Montiaceae10
74. Tacitus BellusGraptopetalum bellumMexico10-11Crassulaceae

Graphic chart of succulent with pink flowers displaying Christmas Cactus flower, Morgan’s Beauty flower, Pink Kalanchoe flower, Pink Ice Plant flower, Rebutia Pink Sensation flower, Rock Purslane flower, and Tacitus Bellus flower in pink round frames on a green background.

The main requirement to ensure the successful growth and health of succulents is sunlight. They like it hot, but not humid, with a temperature range of 60 to 80°F.

With a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight a day, succulents will not get stressed and start to change colors unnaturally but maintain their tough exterior, hardy exterior even if they are just big, and little, softies.

Pink Princess Philodendron and the Chocolate Mimosa Tree

From one of the rarest plants on earth to one of the most unusual. Both are unique in their own way.

The Pink Princess Philodendron has heart-shaped leaves that are streaked with slivers of pink and is a much sought-after plant due to the difficulty of propagating it, but lovers of this flower are so enamored of it that they are prepared to pay $100 or more just for the cuttings.

The difficulty in reproducing this beauty lies in the technique used.

It is a cultivar of a common plant called Philodendron Erubescens that is originally native to Columbia that has large heart-shaped leaves and deep pink flowers.

Botanists were drawn to the plant and wanted to replicate the shape of the leaves but turn them pink.

It was in the 1970s that a successful hybrid was cultivated from two philodendron species. The difficulty lay in the propagation process of harvesting the tissue cultures, and nurturing them for months in a laboratory before setting the seedlings to grow naturally in a nursery or greenhouse.

The advantage of this micropropagation is that many identical plants can be grown at the same time, but unfortunately not all of the Princesses turned out with the pink variegation on the leaves or with the distinctive heart shape.

It was very hit-and-miss. It was also more expensive.

The tissue culture process can be very accurate with some species, and can even be used to modify a plant’s cell structure to eliminate certain types of inherent diseases.

But with delicate orchids, a slight miscalculation in the screening or extraction of the primary cells can lead to a less-than-perfect replica or a mutated specimen.

Obviously, therefore, when the popularity of the Pink Princess Philodendron exploded, supply could not meet demand, and the price reflected that.

The Chocolate Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Trees, just like the Philodendron Erubescens, are quite common trees the world over, with a diverse range of colors from bright pink flowers on the Mimosa nuttallii to the sunshine yellow flowers decorating the Mimosa scabrella.

The Chocolate Mimosa Tree, Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’, is not on the rare list but it is on the amazing list.

The leaves start out at the beginning of spring a typical green before changing color as the summer approaches, attaining its very amazing chocolate hue in late summer.

Interspersed among the umbrella-like dark canopy are bright pink puffy flowers that will change into seed pods at a later date.

Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds, and other insects assisted in the pollination of these attractive and fragrant pink flowers,11 spreading the joy, while gardeners covet them for their unusual ornamental features that few other landscapes possess.

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree is one of a kind, is easy to care for, and, although not as rare as a Princess, its distinctive deep chocolate purple leaves still make it worth a king’s ransom.

Bright Pink Flowers (Green and Pink Flowers)

Pink flowers of all shades are beautiful. When nature combines that summery look with other colors it only serves to highlight the beauty of the flower.

Close-up photo of a pink flower that was taken at a park.

(Image: inkflo15)

The Stargazer Lily has large pink petals with a bright green stamen at its center, whereas the Pink Snapdragon seemingly has a light green skirt, while the blanket flower displays short pink flowers on an open face with a lightly speckled green centerpiece.

Next to green, pink is the most produced color in the flower nation, and whether they are just a single color or multiples, they all add an element of elegance.

Facts About Flowers

Humanity’s fascination with flowers has been ongoing for generations, with different symbolisms attributed to different species, with a certain status bestowed upon the wearer of a particular flower, with the delivery of bouquets conveying a variety of messages.

Here are a few interesting facts about them, pink flowers and otherwise, that will raise a few eyebrows.

  • The Rose Juliet was the most expensive flower ever sold with a price tag of $15.8 million in 2006. It took the breeder 15 years to perfect, and $5 million to create
  • On the outside wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany grows the world’s oldest living Rose which is 1,000 years old
  • Yet that pales in comparison to the Montsechia vidalii flower which is estimated to be 150 million years old
  • The smallest flower in the world measures just 0.1mm wide and is a species called the Watermeal
  • The largest flower in the world measures a whopping 3 feet in width and that is the Rafflesia arnoldii in the rainforests of Indonesia.
  • Some flowers bite back. Incredibly there are over 700 carnivorous species that trap and devour insects, the most famous being the Venus Flytrap
  • Climbing plants have a sense of touch that allows them to grow towards and away from an object, known as Positive Thigmotropism and Negative Thigmotropism, and also navigate around stationary obstacles
  • Way back in the 1600s, the bulbs of Tulips had a greater monetary value than gold
  • The 10-foot tall Titan arum flower is amazing not just because of its stature,12 but because it has a bizarre smell similar to that of rotting corpses, hence the name the Carrion flower
  • The white or pink gas plant, Dictamnus albus, has been known to be a bit of a firestarter. It emits such a strong aromatic vapor that when exposed to a naked flame it ignites in a flash

The allure of pink flowers in all their diverse glory has fascinated mankind for their beauty and for what they symbolize for centuries.

With even more species being discovered on a yearly basis, our list of 75 plants with pink flowers: names, identifying, gardening tips, pink blooms, are just a drop in the vast kingdom of flowers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pink Flowers

What Is the Pink Flower That Closes Every Night?

There is a pink flower called Mimosa pudica that is native to Central and South America that closes during the night and opens up with the first sign of daylight. This is called a Nyctinastic movement.

What Is So Special About Moonflowers?

These flowers are nocturnal. Apart from having a moon-like shape, they remain closed during the day and open to their full 6-7 inch size only at night.

Which Pink Flower Is the Rarest?

The Gibraltar Campion, Silene tomentosa, from Gibraltar, was rediscovered in 1994 after it was thought to have been extinct since 1992. These pink flowers only grow on the famous Rock of Gibraltar.

Which Cut Pink Flowers Last the Longest?

Chrysanthemums are known for being the flowers that outlast the rest,13 surviving between 2-4 weeks after being placed in a vase.

Is There a Flower Called the Ghost Flower?

The Monotropa uniflora is known as the Ghost Plant because it doesn’t contain any chlorophyll, is ghost white, and relies on fungi for nutrients instead of any form of photosynthesis.

How Much Carbon Dioxide Do Trees Absorb?

An average tree can absorb about 25 kg of CO2 a year, while larger and more mature trees can absorb about 40 kg a year.

What Are Some of the Pink and Orange Flowers?

Some of the pink and orange flowers are Superbells Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa, Lucky Peach Lantana, Butterfly Rainbow Marcella Coneflower, Tahitian Sunset Rose, and Fragrant Falls Peach Begonia.1

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