Pastel pink flowers are a subtle way to add a pop of color to any flower bed. The color itself is pretty adaptable and can be used to enhance the decor for many occasions.
Most commonly, they are great additions to simplistic wedding arrangements, romantic bouquets, and even bridal bouquets.
It may come as a surprise to find that there are a variety of plant types that feature pastel pink colors. This list includes vines, trees, and shrubs – as well as large perennial blooms.
So if you want to find out a little more about the types of pastel pink flowers currently available for you to purchase, plant, and maintain yourself – then look no further! This list has got you covered.
The Amaryllis is a breath-taking flower that comes from the Amaryllidaceae family. Although it blooms are rarer than others on this list, it is a highly rewarding experience! Its flowers are trumpet-shaped and come in various shades from pastel pink to a deep burgundy. Amaryllis are not cold-hardy and will thrive the best indoors.
Anemones have a long blooming period that covers spring, summer, and autumn. Part of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) flowering family, this flower can reach up to 36 inches in height. These charming plants include early-flowering bulbs and late-flowering perennials. All have open, usually cup-shaped flowers, sometimes double or daisy-like with many petals
3. Apple Blossoms
Part of the Amaryllidaceae flower family, Apple Blossoms usually appear in the spring, and are a great choice for potted plants. These highly aromatic flowers are clustered in groups and feature pastel pink to white petals with reddish-pink undersides. It’s also a very low maintenance flower!
4. Asiatic Lily (Tiny Todd)
Initially bred for container planting, these are some of the earliest lily blooms (typically blooming early-mid summer). Belonging to the Liliaceae flower family this prized dwarf perennial features several large white flowers flushed pale pink, and grows facing upwards. The Asiatic Lily is also easy to look after and maintain!
Asters are delightful daisy-like perennials. Part of the Asteraceae flower family, these stunning blooms feature star-shaped flower heads with an array of gorgeous colors ranging from pastel pink to white. Asters typically bloom during the fall and tend to reach an impressive 7 ft. in height.
Azalea is part of the Ericaceae family and is a great addition to any flower bed. These flowers are funnel-shaped, have anywhere between five and six stamens, and are usually fragrant – oftentimes producing a sweet yet spicy clove scent. Overall, these flowers are easy to grow, providing you with years of dependable growth and beauty!
7. Cafe Au Lait Dahlia
This Dahlia is a member of the Decorative Dahlias, belonging to the family Asteraceae. The flower itself features large, flat-tipped petals that make it an exquisite addition to any romantic or bridal bouquet. And, if that wasn’t enough, they’re also really easy to grow!
Camellia flowers are very gentle flowers belonging to the Theaceae family, and can most often be found in variations of soft pink. This plant is relatively easy to grow and care for, and requires little to no maintenance. It blooms almost all year-round if not exposed to heavy winter conditions and makes a stunning addition to any flower yard.
9. Cherry Blossoms
Known for their stunning pastel pink blossoms, these Rosaceae family plants are a sight to behold in the springtime. Cherry Blossom trees will tower over any land, growing anywhere between 25 and 30 feet in height. Plus, if initial planting is achieved correctly, these trees will require little to no maintenance afterwards!
10. Chionodoxa ‘Pink Giant’
This hardy flower is part of the Asparagaceae flowering family. These bulbous perennials are a glorious sight when they burst into bloom. The ‘Pink Giant’ species typically features star-shaped pink blooms with a much paler center. To achieve optimum growth these plants should be positioned in a border.
11. Classic Pink Bearded Iris
Pink Bearded Irises are versatile, generally easy to grow and make a great addition to any flower bed. And, as part of the Iridaceae flower family, they immediately command attention. Known for sword-like foliage and large inner and outer petals (ruffs and falls), these extravagant flowers bloom during late spring and early summer.
Daisies are a common flower that ranks highly in every category. They come in several colors, but pastel pink is one of the rarest and most beautiful species. Asteraceae-born Daisies can grow year-round and are easy to care for. Daisies also attract butterflies and look wonderful as cut flowers for vases or bouquets.
White Freesia are delicate perennial plants stemming from the Iridaceae family. They feature uniquely funnel-shaped pristine white flowers that sit atop arching, wiry stems. Freesia plants are available with single or double flowers. They are also versatile and can be grown indoors and outdoors.
Geraniaceae flowers including the Geranium flower comes in many colors, with pastel pink being one of the most easily recognizable. They tend to have a darker color on the inside, and a lighter pink toward the edges of the petals. Geraniums can reach heights of up to 3 ft.
This flower consistently blooms throughout spring, summer, and autumn. A part of the Malvaceae flowering family, it also comes in many shades ranging from a pastel pink to white, purple, or red. Despite the fact that the blossoms last only a couple of days, their beauty is indisputable, and they are replaced with new flowers very fast.
16. Madagascar Periwinkle
Madagascar Periwinkle is a species of flowering plant belonging to the family Apocynaceae. This herbaceous plant is native to the island of which it bears the name, and is characterized by small-sized starry flowers (ranging from pastel pink to white to purple in color) and glossy green leaves.
Orchids are beautiful blooms in every color, but there is something about pale pink that appeals to the eye. This popular and delicate low-maintenance flower typically features large and showy blooms that work to immediately catch your eye. They can be easily maintained and belong to the Orchidaceae family.
18. Paeonia Lactiflora (Japanese Peony)
These stunning flowers from the Paeoniaceae come in a variety of rich color palettes, including pastel pink and a deeper pink. Its distinctive appearance can also be characterized by the blossom’s creamy white center. It usually blooms mid-summer and is also very low maintenance.
19. Persian Buttercup
From the Ranunculaceae family, this tuberous-rooted plant boasts beautiful attention-grabbing flowers. These are ruffled in appearance, and are adorned with layers of white and pastel pink petals. Not only are these flowers long-lasting, but they are easy to grow. They make an excellent addition to any yard from late spring to early summer!
20. Pink Rose
You don’t need to be a flower expert to stumble across this stunning Rosaceae species! Arguably the most recognizable plant on this list, these stunning blooms can most commonly be found in most backyards between mid-spring to fall. They are synonymous with love, appreciation, and admiration, and make a great addition to any floral bouquet.
21. Plum Blossom
Plum Blossoms symbolize perseverance due to their ability to bloom in the cold winter months. These stunning blossoms come in a variety of colors including pale pink and white, to a darker, pinkish red. These Rosaceae species also come in multi-petaled varieties, feature a highly fragrant smell, and have small leaves that look like they’re unrolling.
22. Rhododendron Pink Pearl
Belonging to the Ericaceae flowering family, Rhododendrons commonly grow in clusters on shrubs and trees. With large, conical soft pink flowers and red speckling, Rhododendrons are a sight to behold. Rhododendrons are undemanding, low maintenance, and feature year-round dark green foliage. They’re also cold-hardy.
23. Showy Pink Milkweed
This essential perennial flower is part of the dogbane (Apocynaceae) family and can grow anywhere between 2 and 4 feet tall. Showy Pink Milkweed usually blooms in mid to late summer and is vital in supporting insects. Specifically, they provide food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
24. Sweet Nathalie Dahlia
All species of the Dahlia flowering plant are easy on the eye. Part of the Asteraceae family, this stunning flower produces striking blooms with coloring ranging from a soft pink to blush. However, they are known to turn into a creamy white color in cooler weather. As a result of their elegant appearance, these are perfect for weddings.
25. Tulip (Pink Diamond)
Pink Diamond tulips are known for their height and strong stems, making them perfect additions to bouquets and other floral arrangements. This particular species of Tulip belongs to the flowering family Liliaceae, and will grow in almost any soil in any location. They look phenomenal in hanging flower baskets.
26. Whiteknights Pearl Fuchsia
This hardy Fuchsia is a bushy deciduous shrub noted for its uniform, delicate-looking flowers. Its flowers are offset by stunning dark foliage, and are generally either pastel pink or a deep pink. These flowers also bloom in late summer to early autumn. This species of Fuchsia is part of the Onagraceae flowering family.
27. Winter Heath
Winter Heath is a vigorous, low-growing evergreen shrub belonging to the flowering Ericaceae family. This flower is a real showstopper. With urn-shaped pink flowers blooming from mid-winter to early spring they are a great way to add some color to your winter yard. Plus, it requires minimal care!
This flower blooms during spring and features large clusters of smaller blossoms in colors including pastel pink, blue, and purple. It stems from the Fabaceae flowering family Wisteria flowers are aromatic and thrive in hotter climates.
And that concludes our list for the best – and most prominent – pastel pink flowers! We hope you’ve learned a little more about pastel pink flowers, or have found the perfect flower to add to your yard.
Pastel Pink Flowers also make excellent gifts for friends and loved ones and sit beautifully amongst bouquets and table centerpieces for all occasions.
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