23 Wonderful Magenta Flowers (With Pictures) - Naturallist

23 Wonderful Magenta Flowers (With Pictures)

Flowers come in a wide, rich variety of shapes, sizes, heights, tones and, of course, colors. If you are looking for something bold and bright that attracts attention for all the right reasons, then an eye-catching magenta shade can be the perfect pick – and you may be surprised at how many options you have!

Magenta Flowers

Whether you are redesigning a garden from scratch, looking to add color and vibrancy to an existing space, or are simply an aspiring horticulturist, keen to expand your knowledge and understanding of the variety of flowers that there are to choose from, you are in the right place – we have everything you need to learn more, and discover the rich array of magenta flowers that are available!

1. Cerise Queen

Cerise Queen

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

Cute, carefree and designed to spread with minimal maintenance, this is a great option to help you create a late summer explosion of color, and have the added bonus of being super attractive to butterflies – create your very own wildlife haven!

2. Colorado Mix

Colorado Mix

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

A close relation of the Cerise Queen, the Cololardo Mix is a variety within the Achillea family, and offers a smaller, more compact option, ideal for containers, pots and borders, and for adding a pop of color to your yard.

3. Summer Berries

Summer Berries

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

Another much-loved member of the family, Summer Berries are ideal for brightening up dull borders, and offer rich, vibrant tones of magenta for a truly eye-catching final effect.

4. Love Parade

love parade

Botanical Name: Achillea sibirica

For something a little more upright and tufted in appearance, the Achillea sibirica is a perfect choice. The flowers grow in dense clusters, and the bright magenta shade contrasts with dark, glossy leaves for a stunning overall effect.

5. Arcado Pink

Botanical Name: Agastache hybrida

For a truly dramatic visual centerpiece, there is no way to beat a stunning Arcado Pink flower. Vibrant magenta petals contrast with fresh green leaves – and the latter have the added bonus of being edible, featuring as a popular addition to cakes, salads and teas!

6. Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily

Botanical Name: Alstroemeria ‘Ligtu Hybrids’

One of the most popular flowers in the world, the Peruvian Lily comes in a rich variety of shades and colors, including eye-catching orange. It is their magenta versions, however, that are designed to truly stop any show – these flowers look incredible as cut displays or as part of a gorgeous floral arrangement.

7. Alstroemeria Aurantiaca

Botanical Name: Alstroemeria aurantiaca

If you are a big fan of the Peruvian Lily, then this close relation may also be of interest – the Alstroemeria aurantiaca comes with stunning tubular-shaped blooms, and offer an amazing contrast of magenta petals around gold, butterscotch and orange centers for a dramatic two-tone effect.

8. Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

Botanical Name: Anemone hupehensis

For stunning late summer and early autumn blooms, the Japanese Anemone is a must-have addition to your borders and gardens. The buds are round and silk-like, and will start to bloom in late August, offering you color and beauty right up until October – this is the perfect option to bat away those post-summer blues!

9. Snapdragon

Magenta Snapdragon

Botanical Name: Antirrhinum majus

Another super popular option in the world of magenta blooms is the snapdragon, and these offer a distinctive, unique shape that helps to add a touch of color and interest to your garden.

As an added bonus, you can enjoy the blooms from the summer months, all the way through to the slighter darker and drearier mid-autumn months.

10. Clematis Flowered Or Rose Columbine

Clematis Flowered Or Rose Columbine

Botanical Name: Aquilegia vulgaris

A classic must-have for that traditional “cottage garden” look, the Rose Columbine is one of the most popular varieties of its type – and it is easy to understand the popularity when you see the blooms in their full glory. This is a way to take your visual landscape to the next level, and ensure that your garden is a riot of stunning color.

11. Wall Cress

Wall Cress

Botanical Name: Grandiflora Rosea

While the name may not sound terribly impressive, Grandiflora Rosea is a plant designed to defy expectations, and will immediately brighten up any rockery or walled areas. It is also an amazing groundcover, and can transform tired containers or stones into a magenta paradise.

12. Spring Charm

Spring Charm

Botanical Name: Arabis blepharophylla

For stunning ground cover all year round, a smattering of Spring Charm is the ideal investment. As an added bonus, this is a perennial that is super easy to grow and maintain, and is tough and hardy enough to withstand a wide range of adverse weathers and conditions, allowing you to enjoy hundreds of magenta flowers all year round.

13. Armeria Maritima

Armeria maritima

Botanical Name: Armeria maritima

A popular garden flower across the world, the Armeria maritima is a stunning example of a flower that can be planted and enjoyed, with minimal maintenance or fuss required.

Bright magenta petals contrast with dark, evergreen leaves, and the low water requirement means that you can enjoy this flower almost anywhere on the globe.

14. False Rockcress

False Rockcress

Botanical Name: Aubrieta hybrida

Cheer up a plain, bare wall, add color and life to crevices, and create a cushion of pink splendor that totally transforms your garden. As the name suggests , this is a flower that thrives in rocky locations, and will offer amazing color all through the long, hot summer months.

15. Nepitella

Botanical Name: Calamintha nepeta

A combination of flower and bushy shrub, the Calamintha nepeta is an attractive addition to any outdoor space, and ensures that your entire garden is a vibrant vision of tiny magenta flowers from the early months of summer right through to later September.

As a bonus, the leaves of the flower smell minty fresh, and bees flock to the bright, colorful flowers.

16. China Aster

China Aster

Botanical Name: China Aster

With their bright petals, stunning shape and deep contrasts, Asters are an ideal addition to any floral arrangement, and these are flowers that are sure to brighten up your space whether you cut them or leave them to grow free and proud throughout your garden or outdoor space.

17. King Size Appleblossom

Botanical Name: Aster

For a flower which offers a slightly paler and calmer take on bold magenta, the King Size Appleblossom is an ideal compromise with pale pink flowers and delicate cream centers – an ideal option for a muted and pastel palette from January right through to October.

18. King Size Pink

King Size Pink

Botanical Name: Callistephus chinensis

Another relation from the Aster family, the King Size Pink flower can be relied upon for bold, show stopping hues that are guaranteed to light up your garden with fully double flowers and soft, sloping petals. The perfect option to draw attention to your garden for all the right reasons.

19. Persian Cornflower

Persian Cornflower

Botanical Name: Centaurea dealbata

Cornflowers have long retained a popularity amongst flower fans, and this stunning Persian variety is no exception, with an unusual, bold magenta shade and curved petals.

You can enjoy their gorgeous color right through the summer, and this is a flower that is happy to live in both damp and dry conditions.

20. Spider Flower

Spider Flower

Botanical Name: Cleome hassleriana

If you are looking to add a touch of pure drama to your garden, look no further than the stunning spider flower – so named because of its smooth, curving petals on heads that can measure up to 20cm in diameter.

As an added bonus, you can enjoy a strong, sweet fragrance all summer long, right up until the touch of the very first frosts.

21. Mexican Aster

Mexican Aster

Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

Used to being the center of attention in any garden, the Mexican Aster is famous for its bright, vibrant blooms and attention-grabbing design. Flowers are deep and rich, and make an ideal contrast to softer, more feathery foliage.

Whether you are looking for an accompaniment to complete a mixed bed, creating a stunning cottage garden, or using cut flowers for a floral arrangement, the Mexican Aster is an ideal pick.

22. Double Click Cranberries

Double Click Cranberries

Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

An alternative to the traditional Mexican Aster, this variety offers slightly darker pink tones in the flowers, and the two options look sensational when planted and enjoyed side by side. As an added bonus, this is a variety that is easy to grow, and will return time and again with minimal effort and maintenance on your part.

23. Chabaud Magenta

Chabaud Magenta

Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

With a heavenly fragrance, tall, willowy stems, and gorgeous double blooms that offer every shade of magenta under the sun, it is no surprise that this is a top option for florists looking to create that perfect arrangement or bouquet.

Final Thoughts

Learning about different types and colors of flowers is a great way to expand your knowledge of the natural world, and offers you great variety when it comes to deciding which plants and flowers to include in your garden or outdoor space.

It can also be pretty cool to acknowledge and appreciate just what an amazing variety nature has to offer, and the beauty that exists around us each and every day.

Morgan Daniels