15 Pink Flowers Perfect For Hanging Baskets

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15 Pink Flowers Perfect For Hanging Baskets

15 Pink Flowers Perfect For Hanging Baskets

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When you are looking for pink flowers to liven up your hanging containers you have a lot of great plants to choose from. As explained by Salisbury Greenhouse, petunias, million bells, and begonias are some of your best options, and thankfully they all come in pink!

Whether you have the greenest of thumbs or find plant care difficult, there is a flower out there for you. Consider your USDA zone, gather your supplies, and learn about some gorgeous pink flowers that will welcome guests and bring positive energy to the front of your home. Remember that flowers in hanging baskets can require more attention than normal. Likely, they’ll need more water and fertilizer to thrive. With the right amount of love, any of these flowers will make for a wonderful floral display. Choose an annual that you can switch out year after year or a perennial that will provide you with gorgeous blooms every season. Trust your designer’s eye and see what you can do with these 15 pink flowers.

Pelargonium

Pelargonium in pink

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Pelargonium (pelargonium spp.), also called scented geranium or tender geranium, is a great container plant that is wonderful for use in hanging baskets. It produces summer-long pink, purple, white, or red blossoms, as per RHS, and leaves that may be scented with notes of lemon or rose.

Bloom Season: Late spring and summer

USDA Growing Zone: 9 to 12

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Free-draining

Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide

Begonia

Pink Begonias

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Begonias (begonia spp.) are a common ornamental garden plant that features large leaves and showy flowers. Though some species can grow quite large, others are perfect for use in hanging baskets as told by Clemson Cooperative Extension. This includes begonia x semperflorens-cultorum ‘Brandy’ and begonia x tuberhybrida ‘Salmon Pink’.

Bloom Season: Late spring and summer

USDA Growing Zone: 8 to 11

Growing Conditions: Organic, moist, and well-draining

Soil Type: Partial shade to full sun

Size: Typically 8 to 24 inches tall, but varies by cultivar

Cheddar pinks

Cheddar pinks

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Often referred to simply as “pinks”, cheddar pinks (dianthus grataniapolitanus) are within the same genus as carnations, says Monrovia. They don’t mind being planted in gardens or containers, as long as you provide them with plenty of sunlight and water. With the right care, this plant will reward you with fragrant blossoms in the spring and summer.

Bloom Season: Spring and early summer

USDA Growing Zone: 3 to 9

Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Rich and well-draining

Size: Between 4 inches and 3 feet tall

Mums

Pink chrysanthemums

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If you’re looking for a fall-blooming flower for your hanging baskets, mums (chrysanthemums spp.) are for you. These well-known late bloomers are regarded for their gorgeous flowers which appear in a multitude of colors including several shades of pink, via Gilmour.

Bloom Season: Late summer to late fall

USDA Growing Zone: 5 to 9

Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-draining

Size: Up to 3 feet tall and wide, smaller when grown in containers

Petunia

Pink petunias

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Petunias (spp.) are planted as annuals all over the United States. This genus has more than 20 species and hundreds of varieties, as pointed out by the University of Minnesota Extension. You can easily find pink cultivars of petunias of different species, but you can also get them in rarer colors such as black, purple, blue, and speckled.

Bloom Season: Spring

USDA Growing Zone: 10 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining

Size: 6 to 15 inches tall depending on the cultivar

Pink evening primrose

Pink evening primrose

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Common primrose flowers are typically found with flowers that are cream or yellow in color, however, one species named pink evening primrose (oenothera speciosa) features adorable pink blossoms, as per Monrovia. At first, its flowers appear white and turn pink as they open in the afternoon. This low-growing and spreading flower looks great in hanging baskets and requires little maintenance.

Bloom Season: Spring and fall

USDA Growing Zone: 5 to 9

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining

Size: 1-foot tall

Zinnia

Pink zinnias

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Like many of the other flowers discussed so far, zinnias (zinnia spp.) are native to hot climates which makes them annuals in most areas of the United States, as explained by PennState Extension. Pink zinnias from the species Z. elegans or Z. angustifolia are good for hanging baskets as they attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.

Bloom Season: Summer

USDA Growing Zone: 9 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining

Size: 6 inches to 3 feet tall depending on the cultivar

Dahlia

Pink single flowering dahlia

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Dahlias (dahlia spp.) come in a range of colors and sizes. Because of this, you can plant different dahlia cultivars almost anywhere you want. Varieties of dahlias such as single flowering dahlia plants, according to Utah State University, are known for their daisy-like shape and shorter growth habit that makes them great for hanging baskets.

Bloom Season: Summer

USDA Growing Zone: 8 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining, sand, or loam

Size: Less than 1-foot high to more than 6 feet high depending on the cultivar

Azalea

Pink azaleas

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Azaleas (rhododendron spp.) can be difficult to grow, but their stunning flowers blooming throughout the spring and summer makes the effort worthwhile. As described by Clemson Cooperative Extension, there are many species and varieties that show off several warm colors including pink, red, and yellow.

Bloom Season: Early spring to midsummer

USDA Growing Zone: 6 to 9

Growing Conditions: Partial shade

Soil Type: Well-draining, acidic, and organic

Size: Varies in height depending on the cultivar

Busy Lizzy

Pink Impatiens walleriana

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Busy Lizzies (impatiens walleriana) can be identified by their ovate green leaves and 1 to 3-inch wide flowers that can be bi-colored or double, says North Carolina State Extension. Most often, impatiens walleriana are grown as annuals because they require warm temperatures and frequent watering.

Bloom Season: Summer, spring, and fall

USDA Growing Zone: 10 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full to partial shade

Soil Type: Organic, moist, and well-draining

Size: 6 inches to 2 feet tall

Annual vinca

Pink vincas

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Annual vincas (catharanthus roseus), which are also known as periwinkle, are long bloomers that can produce flowers that are pink, white, purple, or red, explains Costa Farms. This low-maintenance flowering plant requires only sun and regular watering, so it is perfect for containers such as hanging baskets on your porch.

Bloom Season: Early summer to fall

USDA Growing Zone: 10 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining

Size: 12 to 18 inches tall

Million bells

Pink hanging Million bells

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Million bells (calibrachoa spp.) are almost exclusively grown in hanging baskets. Named after their bell-shaped flowers that come in a wide range of colors such as pink, calibrachoas need lots of sunlight, warm temperatures, fertilizer, and frequent watering, according to the University of Minnesota Extension.

Bloom Season: Spring to fall

USDA Growing Zone: 9 to 11

Growing Conditions: Full sun

Soil Type: Organic, acidic, and well-draining

Size: Up to 1-foot high and 2 feet wide

Bleeding hearts

Pink bleeding heart flowers

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Bleeding hearts (dicentra spectabilis) are most often grown in the garden, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying their pink heart-shaped blossoms in a hanging planter. With regular pruning, you can create a small, bushy hanging plant that is bursting with flowers, as told by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bloom Season: Early spring

USDA Growing Zone: 2 to 8

Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-draining and humus-rich, may be clay or sand

Size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Cyclamen

Pink florist's cyclamen

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Florist’s cyclamen (cyclamen persicum) is one of the few pink perennial flowers that grow nicely in containers. Also called Persian cyclamen, this plant is dormant during the summer and shows off fragrant, pink, heart-shaped blossoms in the winter and spring, says North Carolina State Extension.

Bloom Season: Winter and spring

USDA Growing Zone: 9 to 11

Growing Conditions: Shade to part shade

Soil Type: Loamy, moist, and well-draining

Size: 6 to 9 inches tall

Sweet Alyssum

Pink Sweet Alyssum blooms

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Sweet Alyssum (lobularia maritima) is a compact perennial or annual plant that can be used in containers or as ground cover. Its tiny, fragrant flowers can be pink, white, yellow, red, or purple. They can last year-round in certain climates as they attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees, as described by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bloom Season: Spring to fall or year-round in warmer regions

USDA Growing Zone: 5 to 9

Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-draining

Size: 3 to 9 inches tall

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.