10 Prettiest Pink Perennial Flowers to Grow

Updated: Aug. 04, 2022

These pink perennial flowers add a jolt of color to your garden. Discover colorful cultivars that attract bees, butterflies and birds.

Milly Rock Rose
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Achillea millefolium “Milly Rock” Rose

Common name: Yarrow

Zones: 4 – 9

Known as one of the easiest flowers to grow, yarrow’s delightful pink flowers bloom from late spring to fall. Grow in full sun in well-draining soil, and remove finished flowers to encourage re-blooming.

Why we love it: Yarrow is an excellent choice for pollinators. Butterflies and bees love it, and birds snack on the seeds.

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Armeria Dreameria, pink perennial flowers
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Armeria Dreameria Daydream

Common name: Thrift, Sea Pinks

Zones: 5 – 9

This lovely flower offers clumps of pretty pink flowers from spring until fall. Grows best in sun and in well-drained soil, but requires only moderate amounts of water.

Why we love it: This flower is perfect for attracting butterflies, and it can take the heat. Plus, it grows well in containers.

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Dianthus Mountain Frost, pink perennial flowers
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Dianthus Mountain Frost Pink Carpet

Common name: China Pinks, Cheddar Pinks

Zones: 4 – 9

Add plenty of pink to your garden with this low-maintenance dianthus cultivar. Reblooming from spring until fall, it requires watering only during droughts and grows best in sun.

Why we love it: Mountain Frost Pink Carpet is a great choice for a rock garden, and gardeners won’t have to worry about the plant croaking from excessive water — it tolerates rain well.

Not only is dianthus full of pink perennial flowers; it’s also one of the award-winning flowers hummingbirds adore.

Digitalis Arctic Fox, pink perennial flowers
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Digitalis Arctic Fox Rose

Common name: Foxglove

Zones: 5 – 9

Flowering all season, Arctic Fox Rose tolerates the unpredictable (and often chilly) conditions of northern gardens like a champ. Its gorgeous pink blooms look great in in-ground gardens or in containers.

Why we love it: Aside from its frost tolerance, Arctic Fox Rose attracts butterflies and bees, and it’s deer-resistant, too.

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Echinacea, pink perennial flowers
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Echinacea Sombrero Poco Hot Pink

Common name: Coneflower

Zones: 4 – 9

New for this year, Echinacea Sombrero Poco Hot Pink — a vividly pink coneflower cultivar — will brighten any garden. Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Fertilize only as needed.

Why we love it: Coneflower is a well-known butterfly favorite, and this particular plant is deer-resistant, too.

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Eupatorium Euphoria Ruby, pink perennial flowers
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Eupatorium Purpureum Euphoria Ruby

Common name: Joe-Pye Weed

Zones: 4 – 9

The grower describes this plant as a “compact version” of the classic Joe-Pye weed, making it a great choice for smaller-space gardens. It blooms earlier in the summer than many Joe-Pye cultivars and continues blooming until late summer or fall. Grows in full sun and requires only light watering.

Why we love it: Joe-Pye weed is a swallowtail host plant, so it’s a great option for those hoping to draw butterflies to their yard.

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Monarda Balmy
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Monarda Balmy Pink

Common name: Bee balm, Bergamot

Zones: 4 – 9

For those hoping to bring more pollinators to their yard, this pink-blooming flower is perfect. Bee balm is a bee favorite (hence the name), but it draws plenty of hummingbirds, too. Grow in sun or part shade.

Why we love it: This cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew — a definite perk for gardeners.

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Phlox Paniculata
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Phlox paniculata Super Ka-Pow Pink

Common name: Garden phlox

Zones: 4 – 9

The blooms on this plant are sure to knock your socks off! The grower says this plant features “super-sized” blooms, which continue all summer. Plant in full sun, and in a spot where the plant receives air circulation.

Why we love it: The gorgeous flowers are reason enough for us to love it, but garden phlox is also a bee, butterfly and bird favorite.

Veronica Skyward
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Veronica longifolia Skyward Pink

Common name: Long-leaf speedwell

Zones: 4 – 9

The unique flowers on this plant make for a fun addition to any garden. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, although the grower notes that it’ll tolerate many soil types and conditions.

Why we love it: Gardeners don’t need to worry about powdery mildew with this cultivar; it’s mildew-resistant.

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Aquilegia Swan Pink and Yellow

Common name: Columbine

Zones: 3 – 9

Can’t decide between yellow or pink flowers? This plant offers both. Blooming from spring through summer, it offers plenty of garden interest throughout the season. It’s a great choice for a container garden.

Why we love it: The grower notes that the bright flower colors make it ideal for a cutting garden.

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