What do you think of when you see the color pink? Do you think that perhaps someone has just had a baby girl? Do you associate pink with sweetness and innocence? Playfulness?
Pink is a positive and pleasing color that generally has an uplifting effect on the eye of the beholder.
Being a mix of red and white, pink comes in a wide range of hues because red has a range of tones, depths, and shades for white to be added to.
In light pink flowers, the white overshadows the red but there is just enough red to give the flower a blush.
There is something delicate and almost breathtakingly fragile about flimsy pale pink flowers, while the larger pale pink flowers create a dreamy effect.
Light pink flowers are a delight to behold and they serve gardens, bouquets, table arrangements, floral arrangements, and many celebratory events well.
Let’s have a look at some light pink flowers.
Just the sight of these gorgeous blooms is guaranteed to cheer you up!
1. Rose (Rosa)
Roses are sumptuously gorgeous flowers and they come in a myriad of colors. Everyone associates roses with love and they are, without doubt, the top choice in romantic declarations.
Each rose color is said to mean something different. Pink roses are said to represent admiration, blossoming love, and affection.
They certainly look lovely swaying in the breeze. And one of the best things about roses is that when they sway they release their scent. Ah, bliss!
2. Lenten Rose (Helleborus X Hybridus)
Despite the name, this is not actually a rose, it’s perennial hybrid hellebore, belonging to the buttercup family.
The flowers are sepals; similar to petals but longer-lasting. They may have variations in markings; margins of a different color, freckling, or veining.
However, pretty as these blooms undoubtedly are, they are toxic to humans, dogs, cats, and horses. So, with the Lenten Rose, it’s a case of ‘Look, but don’t touch!’
There are a number of Camellia species, and one of them, Camellia Sinensis is great for making tea with. Camellias are often referred to as ‘queens of the winter flowers.’
They certainly have a regal allure to them. The Camellia plant is also very generous with the number of blooms it produces.
Originating in South America, Petunias come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The patterns are due to the contrasting flower veins. Petunias symbolize longing.
They can also symbolize anger. Petunias are quite delicate flowers with soft, rather fragile-seeming petals.
5. Primrose (Oenothera)
Sometimes called ‘pink ladies’, these flowers are cute and very dainty.
The veins really stand out and give the flowers a defined appearance. They symbolize attachment and young love.
6. Tulips (Tulipa)
Tulips symbolize caring and endearment and are a beautiful representation of true love and nurturing. A favorite choice for Mother’s Day and other spring celebrations like Easter.
There is something very attractive about the tall upright stance of the petals until the blooms start shedding their petals.
7. Zinnia (Zinnia Elegans)
Geometrically precise and stunningly beautiful petal arrangements make Zinnias a joy to behold. They come in a variety of forms, having single, double, or semi-double rows of petals.
Zinnia is symbolic of friendship and longevity. The fulsome loveliness of Zinnias cannot help but engage admiration.
Small starry flowers in white or pink, Gaura are good for filling gaps in floral arrangements.
Each stem has a number of blossoms all along its length, as though lots of small pink butterflies have settled on a standing twig.
9. Ivy Geranium (Pelargonium Peltatum)
Commonly known as ivy leaf, this is a trailing or cascading, geranium. It certainly brightens things up! The design of the flower is quite simple. The overall effect is gentle.
10. Oleander (Nerium Oleander L.)
N. oleander has narrow lance-shaped grey-green leaves and clusters of salver-shaped, pink, white, or red flowers.
The shade of pink that Oleander flowers have is a particularly striking one, with a dusky hue.
11. Grand Crinum Lily
Poisonous, but striking. These lilies are sometimes called spider lilies or poison bulbs, so that should warn you!
The outer petals are very light pink with thin deep purple and very thin upper protrusions. This is a very interesting-looking plant.
12. Arum Lily
A truly beautiful bulb flower, with an engagingly rounded form. The petals have a gloss to them and seem molded to perfection.
The spiral design is very pleasing to the eye. Absolute stunners!
13. Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
The centers of these flowers are deep pink, almost red, but the edges of the petals are a lighter pink. These are exotic flowers, evoking the tropics.
Even the name makes you think of sandy beaches and blue skies. They have a wonderful scent, which is often used in fragrances.
They are also used in drink and food recipes. The Hibiscus flower is said to symbolize beauty and femininity.
14. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
Hyacinths have an intoxicating fragrance, which is sometimes referred to as ‘nature’s perfume.’
Originally a pale blue or violet flower, hyacinths now come in a rainbow of colors, including pinks. The star-shaped flowers fold round on themselves to create a very distinctive bloom.
15. Peony (Paeonia)
There are 30 species of peony, and they all have showy blossoms. The ruffles created by the petals make you think of frills and taffeta.
Peonies look wonderful growing in the garden and give floral arrangements an extra level of beauty.
16. Primrose (Primula Vulgaris)
The primrose comes in a variety of forms, colors, and sizes.
A delicate flower with petals that seem fragile to the touch, this plant is great in the garden and on patios. It is rather like a rose being very prim when you think about it!
Periwinkles are low-growing evergreen perennials. With a simple and regular design, Periwinkle flowers have no airs and graces.
They simply brighten up the world in a very understated way.
18. Great Masterwort (Astrantia Major)
A clump-forming herbaceous perennial. The pink of these blooms has a violet tinge.
The almost blobbled effect in the center, ringed by rather spiky-looking petals, gives these blooms the look of mellow thistles!
A very popular climbing plant that is often found trailing the eaves of idyllic country cottages. Wisteria is wistful and suggests romance and contemplation.
Often found in pale violet, Wisteria can also come in light pink.
This wild flower’s dove-like petals have made it rather popular in Christian carvings.
Doves are associated with peace and love and these blossoms bring such uplifting and hopeful imagery to mind. A tall, branching plant with large, distinctive flowers.
21. Hydrangea (Hydrangea Macrophylla)
There are over 70 different types of Hydrangeas.
They have sets of flowers in round clusters and appear bountiful and opulent. They are said to symbolize true feelings.
22. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum Majus)
Snapdragon blooms resemble the open mouth and snout of a dragon; hence the name. They grow in clusters at the top of the stems.
Tall and fruitful stems of Snapdragon flowers cannot help but cheer you up. They symbolize grace and protection.
If you are a fan of light pink flowers, you are spoilt for choice. There are so many stunning flowers that come in shades of light pink.
It’s a good thing there are because pink is such a popular choice for a number of different occasions. The color is gentle and can work alongside a range of other colors.
You can make the shade of pink seem even lighter by having white flowers alongside or you can deepen the pink by placing it next to darker pinks or reds.
Pink flowers in your garden make the world have a rosy glow. Go out there and get yourself some!
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