Top 5 Pink Flowers
Our color series concludes with pink flowers. There are lots of shades of pink and lots of different pink flowers to choose from, but here are our top 5 favorite:
1. Hibiscus: This tropical shrub produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers throughout the summer season. There are both hardy, perennial hibiscus, and more tropical hibiscus, both which produce beautiful blooms that will catch anyone’s eye. The tropical hibiscus can do well throughout the winter months as a houseplant if it has a sunny spot. The perennial hibiscus starts their growth late in the season, generally starting to pop up in late May or early June. They start blooming in the late summer and continue into the fall. Whichever variety you choose to grow, you will want to plant them in plenty sun and give them lots of water. They bloom best if given a healthy dose of fertilizer on a regular basis.
2. Dianthus: Another name for dianthus is pinks, making it a definite pick on our top pink flowers list. These perennials are known not only for the beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the summer months, but for the blue-green foliage as well. They are very hard and low maintenance, making them a great pick for any garden. There are many varieties that differ in colors, bloom size and plant height, but no matter which variety you chose, you will not be disappointed.
3. Moss Roses: If you have an area of your yard that gives you all sorts of problems, moss roses are the way to go. Moss roses like hot, dry areas, thriving in conditions that other plants struggle. There are lots of warm colors that this plant comes in, but the bold and beautiful hot pink is one of our favorites. They have a spreading and trailing habit, making them perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes and containers in the sunny parts of your garden.
4. Dicentra or Bleeding Heart: This classic perennial is a must have in every garden. Being one of the first perennials to bloom in the springtime, seeing the delicate heart-shaped flowers makes everyone smile. Traditionally this shrub would only bloom in the spring, but there are newer varieties that will bloom into the summer as well. No matter the variety, however, the fern-like foliage is a beautiful addition to any garden. Choose a part shade to shade area of your garden for this perennial and watch it come back year after year.
5. Celosia: There are lots of varieties of celosia, with each flower shape being drastically different from the next. Each of these varieties has one thing in common however, the feathery blooms seem to glow in the summer heat, and they are fairly easy to grow. Some celosia have finger-like blooms while other have the look of a rooster’s comb, but they all do well in gardens, as fresh cuts or even dried. Plant celosia in well-drained soil in a sunny spot, well after any chance of frost, as they are tender to the cold.