30 Types of Pink and Fuchsia Flowers (A-Z Photos)

Here it is - the ultimate list of the 30 best pink flowers. I love these flowers. Very diverse group - light pink, hot pink, bright and every shade in between. Big, tall, small, house plant, garden and more examples.

Photo collage showing different types of Pink flowers.

Fuchsia flowers have more than 100 species, numerous varieties, and can survive for years and years. These ornamental flowers can be found everywhere – but they mostly prefer rich, moist (but well-drained) soil, and grow perfectly well in direct sun, or partial shade. A fuchsia plant will do well in a hardiness zone of 10 or 11 but may die in a colder USDA zone. Therefore, a hardy fuchsia variety might be better specifically for colder climates.

Aside from producing pink flowers (including pink petals and pink sepals, or even red sepals or white sepals in some varieties) other types of fuchsia flower grow different colors such as white, yellow, orange, dark red,, and purple-blue.

Japan, fuchsia symbolizes good taste, and elsewhere they can be known to symbolize love, trust, and even protection. Aside from being steeped in symbolism, fuchsia plants are popular simply because they are beautiful flowers, and make gorgeous additions to hanging baskets, a foliage display, or even a patio container.

As their namesake suggests, the most popular fuchsia flowers are pink. However, they aren’t the only popular flower that falls within the fuchsia end of the color spectrum.

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A. Types of Pink (Chart)

Here’s a chart illustrating the different types, shades, and varieties of the color pink. There are actually many more shades than shown in this chart, but it does at least give you an idea of the pink color spectrum. The lightest pink on the chart is blush and then proceeds with various shades to fuchsia then hot pink and even deep pink and magenta which is a tad darker.

Types of pink color chart

B. Pictures of Pink Flowers

Next up is our list of favorite pink flowers in alphabetical order. This handy reference is great for the aspiring gardener, or simply anyone wanting to identify different types of pink flowers and learn their names. This is not only useful for planning one’s garden, but also for choosing to grow pink plants indoors.

If you’re ordering a bouquet of fresh flowers, and you want to keep with a pink color scheme, this reference guide will be extremely helpful. Each example below includes a photo of the flower, followed by its common and scientific names.

1. Alumroot

Our first example is a very small pink flower.

Pink Alumroot flowers in a field.

Scientific Name: Heuchera

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – just enough not to drain the plant

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: about pH 6.8

2. Aster

Hot Pink aster flowers.

Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 5.1 – 5.5

3. Azalea

Azalea flowers in soft pink.

Scientific Name: Rhododendron

Type: Shrub

Sun: Shade tolerant (under trees)

Water Needs: Moderate – water deeply, but less frequently

Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9

Soil: pH 4.5 – 6.0

4. Beard Tongue

A bunch of Pink Beard Tongues in a garden.

Scientific Name: Penstemon

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7

5. Begonia

Pink and beautiful Begonias.

Scientific Name: Begonia obliqua

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full sunlight to partial shade, depending on the variety

Water Needs: High – water regularly and keep the soil moist

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 6.2

6. Blanket Flower

Scientific Name: Gaillardia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate – occasional watering once established

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.1 – 6.5

7. Bulbil Bugle-lily

Pink Bulbil Bugle-lily,

Scientific Name: Watsonia meriana

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 6.5

8. Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush in light pink.

Scientific Name: Buddleja

Type: Perennial, Shrub

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – water deeply once a week

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10b

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

9. Calla Lily

Scientific Name: Zantedeschia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – the area should be watered well once planted

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.5

10. Carnation

A beautiful carnation flower in soft pink.

Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

Type: Perennials

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate – water once or twice weekly

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.7

11. Clematis (Pink Fantasy)

Clematis is an example of a plant with pink flowers.

Pink Fantasy flowers with a pink and fuchsia accent.

Scientific Name: Clematis ‘Pink Fantasy’

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

12. Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate – consistent watering and careful moisture management

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

Soil: pH 6.0 to 7.0

13. Cosmos

Fresh, pink cosmos in a field.

Scientific Name: Cosmos

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

14. Dahlia

Scientific Name: Dahlia pinnata

Type: Annuals

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low until flowers established, maintained with Moderate Watering

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

15. False Goat’s Beard

A bed of light pink False Goat's Beards.

Scientific Name: Astilbe

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: around pH 6.0

16. Hyacinth

Scientific Name: Hyacinthus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0 

17. Hydrangea

Hydrangeas is one example of many plants with pink flowers. It’s also an example of a large pink flower (possibly the largest).

Pink Hydrangeas looking fresh and healthy.

Scientific Name: Hydrangea angustipetala

Type: Shrub

Sun: Partial shade

Water Needs: Moderate moisture

Hardiness Zones: 6-10

Soil: pH 5-6

18. Lady’s Slipper Orchids

Scientific Name: Cypripedioideae

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 1 to 11

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

19. Larkspur

A close shot of a pink Larkspur.

Scientific Name: Delphinium

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.0

20. Lily of the Incas

Pink Lily of the Incas flowers with yellow and maroon details.

Scientific Name: Alstroemeria

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – enough moisture until established

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: < pH 7.0

21. Oriental Poppy

A single, pink oriental poppy.

Scientific Name: Papaver orientale

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

22. Periwinkle

A close-up shot of pink periwinkles.

Scientific Name: Vinca

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade to Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.5

23. Petunia

Pink Petunias in a garden.

Scientific Name: Petunia atkinsiana

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

24. Pink Rose

Scientific Name: Rosa

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 5.5 to 7.0

25. Ranunculus

As you can see below, Ranunculus blooms into hot pink flowers.

Scientific Name: Ranunculus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – once a week until fall comes around

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH  6.0 – 6.5

26. Stargazer (Oriental Lily)

Scientific Name: Lilium orientalis

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 6.5 – 6.9

27. Statice

A field full of pink Statice flowers.

Scientific Name: Limonium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – water only when soil is fairly dry

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 5.5 – 6.5

28. Tulip

Pink tulips in a field.

Scientific Name: Tulipa

Type: Perennial or Annual depending on the climate

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0-7.0

29. Yarrow

Fresh and Pink Yarrow flowers.

Scientific Name: Achillea

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – low-maintenance and drought-tolerant

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 4.7 – 8.0

30. Zinnia

Last but not least is a fairly bright pink flower – the Zinnia.

Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs:  Low

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.5

C. 2 popular trees with pink flowers

1. Cherry Blossom Tree

Okay, I’m adding one more because it’s world-famous and arguably one of the most beautiful pink flowered-tree in the world. We have tons of these trees in Vancouver, BC. My online complaint about these stunning trees is the blossoms don’t last long.

Here’s a photo of a tree in Vancouver, BC lined with blooming cherry blossom trees. It’s magical.

Street in Vancouver, BC lined with blooming cherry blossom trees

2. Pink Magnolia Tree

Another well-known tree for its pink blossoms is the magnolia tree. Check it out:

Pink flowering Magnolia tree

D. Pink Flower Bouquet Arrangements

Let’s put them together. Below are some examples and ideas for pink bouquets arrangements.

Pink flowers bouquet: Pink peonies and lilac Eustoma roses with green leaf in a glass vase.

Pink tulips bouquet

Beautiful flower arrangement of fresh white lilacs, roses, ranunculus, peonies, hyacinths and eucalyptus.

Wedding bridal bouquet of pink roses

E. Pink Succulents

Let’s not forget about the subtle succulents. Below are some examples of succulents with pink flowers.

Echeveria Succulent with pink flower

pink succulent

F. Hanging Baskets with Pink Flowers

Next up are some examples of hanging baskets with pink flowers.

1. Petunias

Hanging basket with pink petunias

While petunias are one of the most popular flowers for hanging baskets, there are others. Here’s another example.

Calibrachoa flowers

Hanging basket with Calibrachoa flowers

G. House plant examples with pink flowers

If you’re looking for pink flowers inside your home, here are a couple of examples.

1. Saintpaulia house plant

Pink Saintpaulia house plant

2. African Violets as house plants

African Violet house plant in pot

3. Geraniums as house plants

Geraniums as house plants in a pot

4. Pink Impatiens as house plant

Pink Impatiens in a pot indoors

5. Pink Orchid in a pot

Pink orchid in a pot indoors

Fuchsia plant care and growing tips

As stated, fuchsia plants are not particularly hardy (unless you go for a hybrid variety or one specifically bred for hardiness), but they will do well with care and attention. One fuchsia plant growing tip that cannot be overlooked is to water fuchsia plants regularly – but without overwatering them – and to plant them in organically rich soil.

Another tip is to keep a close eye on your fuchsia plants and ensure they do not fall prey to a common pest: the fuchsia gall mite! You will not be able to see these mites with the naked eye, so instead must inspect your plants and ensure the main stem of any new shoots is not misshapen, and check that the bud of any new flowers growing from the main stem is looking healthy. If it looks misshapen or unhealthy, that is a sign of fuchsia gall mite infestation.

Treating this issue really comes down to being vigilant and cutting off any flowers or shoots or that are showing signs of infestation. Once you’ve pruned the plant, keep checking back to make sure any new shoots coming through are looking healthy. If not, then keep snipping!

H. FAQ

What are the most popular pink flowers?

Here’s a chart setting out the popularity of the pink flowers listed above. We base popularity on the number of approximate monthly searches.

Chart setting out pink flowers by popularity

Which is the prettiest pink flower?

This is a difficult one to answer – as it is down to personal preference. One person may prefer a trailing fuchsia with pink and fuchsia flowers, while someone else may prefer a simpler plant such as a pink rose bud bush.

If you ask me, the most beautiful pink flower is the bulbil bugle-lily. It’s stunningly simple but so, so elegant. It stands out leaps and bounds from the other pink flowers featured, which is quite a feat given that the other 29 are no slouches. Heres’ the bulbil bugle-lily again.

Pink Bulbil Bugle-lily,

 

Why do white flowers sometimes turn pink?

Some white flowers (such as Hibiscus mutabilis) turn pink, through a process known simply as a floral color change. This is due to temperature changes – Hibiscus mutabilis is white in the morning, turning pink throughout the day as the temperature rises.

Other flowers, such as spring daisies, can have white or purple petals with tinted edges that change color according to the temperature or even season. Hyacinths are another such flower, cycling between white, pink and finally turning blue by late spring.

Which flowers are pink?

It’s not so much that there are “pink flowers” as in flowers that only bloom pink. Instead, it’s which flowers can bloom pink. Here’s a quick list of my favorite 30 pink flowers (using their common names).

  1. Alumroot
  2. Aster
  3. Azalea
  4. Beard Tongue
  5. Begonia
  6. Blanket Flower
  7. Bulbil Bugle-lily
  8. Butterfly Bush
  9. Calla Lily
  10. Carnation
  11. Clematis (Pink Fantasy)
  12. Coneflower
  13. Cosmos
  14. Dahlia
  15. False Goat’s Beard
  16. Hyacinth
  17. Hydrangea
  18. Lady’s Slipper Orchids
  19. Larkspur
  20. Lily of the Incas
  21. Oriental Poppy
  22. Periwinkle
  23. Petunia
  24. Pink Rose
  25. Ranunculus
  26. Stargazer (Oriental Lily)
  27. Statice
  28. Tulip
  29. Yarrow
  30. Zinnia

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