easy to grow, long-blooming Garden
Dressed in Pink
Pink is one of the
most common flower colors, especially in the cottage garden.
Feel free to switch
out plants for those you might prefer. Be sure to check for cold
hardiness and the same attributes.
Add potted pink perennial plants and place wherever you like among or
around these suggested plantings.
Design the size you'd
like for your garden, and plant as many of these suggested plants that
would fit in those spaces. Add more of these plants in pretty bright,
hot pink, and candy pink planters. Expand this garden every season if you
have the room.
A - Ninebark "Tiny
A pretty backdrop color for the pink garden.
Blooms Deep burgundy foliage, white flowers
Size 3 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide
Hardiness Cold-hardy in USDA zones 3 to 7
B - Coneflower (Echinacea
purpurea Prairie Splendor)
Choose any pinks, rubies or purples. Mix them up if you like.
Try a variety called "Lime Twister" along with just pink
The blooms are a beautiful combination of deep pink and lime.
I grow these, and they're an awesome and easy to care for plant. Bonus:
The dried cone (seed head) feeds the birds in the fall. Medicinal teas are often
made from the dried leaves and seed heads.
Blooms Purple-pink flowers in early summer to fall
Size 14 to 16 in. tall, 12 to
14 in. wide
Hardiness Cold-hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9
C - Pink Veronica
Blooms Pale pink in early summer and fall
Size 12 to 16 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide
Hardiness Cold-hardy USDA zones 3 to 8
See substitution pic below
D - Dianthus ‘Sweetie Pie’
Blooms Pink flowers in early summer
Size 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 to 20 in. wide
Hardiness Cold-hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9
Pink Perennials For Your Garden
Any 4 you
choose can replace plants of the same size suggested above.
When substituting, check the USDA Cold Hardiness Map for appropriate
varieties for your zone