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Pink Flowers: 12 best flowers + Pictures

Pink is the color of love and compassion and when combined with flowers, it symbolises friendship, affection, harmony and inner piece. When you choose to gift someone pink flowers, you can never go wrong. The meaning of  universal love for oneself or others makes this color the perfect choice for a multitude of situations and life events. The range of hues in nature is varied. From blush pink to magenta, there is a shade for every occasion.

Pink flowers are also a very pretty choice for any wedding bouquets. I chose classic pink roses for my wedding day, look how pretty my wedding bouquet was:

Pink is a very versatile color which is sometimes considered a neutral color. However, the selection of pink flowers is vast and choosing the perfect pink flower can be a time-consuming task. Sometimes you need a guide to make the right choice for your occasion. I’ve selected 12 best flowers and the occasions I used them for:

Begonia

Begonia is a perennial flower plant that has been misunderstood for centuries. Since its discovery by the Franciscan monk Charles Plumier in 1690, the flower has been associated with warnings and caution. The meaning of begonias was linked to the premature disappearance of Charles Plumier who died soon after discovering the flower. Far from a warning sign, this beautiful plant that flowers all year around comes in a variety of colors and has a meaning of gratitude.

Begonia

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, also called chrysanths or mums, are perennial plants start blooming in early autumn. They are known as the flower of the month of November. I always prefer to purchase seasonal flowers, so if your event is in the autumn, this is a flower worth considering.  However, if you are gifting this flower to someone overseas, please note that the meaning of Chrysanthemum changes overseas. In countries like Italy, the Chrysanthemum is associated with death and it’s the only acceptable flower at funerals

 

Hollyhock:

Reaching for the skies, hollyhock brings your bouquet and garden a sense of verticality. Throughout history, hollyhock has been used as a medicinal tea to help treat upset digestive tracts. Some people have also found that hollyhock is useful for treating skin-level inflammations.

The hollyhock grows in an irregular pattern throughout its tall stem; often reaching heights of 4 to 8 feet, the hollyhock certainly knows how to make a statement. Hollyhock flowers come in virtually every color of the rainbow; this will support you whether you are looking for a bright, light pink or a darker Fuchsia shade.

Hydrangea:

Often seen in the front of people’s houses, the hydrangea bush is great at filling in space. Interestingly, there are roughly 70 different species of hydrangea growing around (it helps that the bush can grow just about anywhere)! The flowers often come in blue and purple hues, but the pink variants are simply stunning.

If you decide to grow hydrangeas, make sure that you water them frequently… these flowers require a lot of water, especially in roughly dry periods. Do beware if you have kids or pets, the flowers are moderately toxic and should not be consumed.

Hyacinth:

Popularized throughout the East Mediterranean, the Dutch variety of hyacinth is a prolific flower. Found throughout many gardens, the hyacinth is a relatively low maintenance flower that gardeners adore. Although the hyacinth can be many different colors, the pink variety is among the most bright and beautiful.

From a distance, these flowers appear to be spikes of color, but up close these flowers are smaller and plentiful. If you choose to grow these, make sure your animals keep their distance as these flowers can be toxic to pets. Also, these flowers should be considered annuals and not perennials… as the flower size decreases over the years.

Lily:

While these flowers may remain dormant during the winter, they are preparing to deliver a blossom like none other. The lily is a popular wedding flower, garden flower, and it finds itself as prominent symbolism in a variety of literature.

Lilies are perennials, which means that they can survive for many years, delivering bright, beautiful blossoms for a long time. If you were to give your significant other a beautiful bouquet of pink lilies they will be sure to feel your affection. These flowers are not toxic to humans, so feel free to appreciate their intoxicating scent.

Orchid:

For roughly 100 million years, orchids have been a dot of color amongst our landscapes. To grow an orchid, you need to have patience. If you were to grow your orchids from the seeds, it would take around 5-7 years before the orchid would blossom.

Orchids have a very unique shape and appearance which makes for interesting bouquets and gardens. Orchids also make great houseplants… which is something you would appreciate considering how long they take to bloom. These flowers can live to bloom for up to 100 years so be sure to let your grandkids know how much they mean to you!

Peony:

Similar to roses, peonies are a flower that is sure to make a woman smile. Peonies grow to be huge, beautiful bushels of pink. In fact, these flowers are so popular that they are a floral symbol for China. Many people choose to decorate their weddings with peonies because they symbolize a healthy, future marriage.

Much like the orchids, peonies can live to be 100 years old. These flowers are sure to make your garden pop every time the peony blooms. The next time you visit your florist, be sure to ask about peonies.

Roses:

Although the rose comes equipped with thorny stems, the flowers are quite opposite. These beautiful, pink blossoms are soft, scented, and gorgeous when grown upon arbors and fencing. The rose receives the flower crown (pun intended) for being the true floral symbol of love.

Around Valentine’s day, many husbands purchase their wives a bouquet of roses to symbolize how much she means to them. The rose is a relatively low maintenance flower to grow but be careful of beetles, as they love to chew on the leaves and petals.

Pink Rose

Stargazer:

The stargazer lily is among the most popular pink flowers used by florists everywhere. These flowers are commonly seen in bouquets for any occasion because of their unique appearance and irresistible smell. Due to their perennial nature, these flowers are also very easy to grow.

The name comes from the shape of the flower, as the petals form a very recognizable star shape. These flowers will grow the best when exposed to direct sunlight (which makes it very easy to show off to the neighbors!).

Tulips:

With over 150 different species and 3,000 different varieties, tulips are a staple amongst gardens and fields of wildflowers. The shape of a tulip is almost perfectly symmetrical, making it perfect for a bouquet recipient that appreciates perfection in detail.

Despite the tulip being found in just about any color, there just seems to be something special about pink ones. Because the flowers only bloom for 3-7 days during the spring, many gardeners keep tulips to signal the arrival of spring joy.

Zinnia:

A very uncommon flower, the zinnia finds itself as a mystery to biologists. With only 20 known species, the zinnia still leaves much to be discovered. Zinnias are not very durable as they are especially susceptible to insect damage and fungal diseases.

Despite that, these flowers are very easy to grow and bloom into beautiful 3-5 inch flowers that stand out amongst your garden.

 

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