Today’s blog post is for you if you, like us, are big fans of pink plants. We’re looking at our five favourite pink perennials.

 

Perennials are the real stalwarts of the gardening world. They work their socks off from the early spring right the way through to the early winter, cheering us with their gorgeous blooms and keeping the bees happy.

 

These hard-working plants not only look fab in your borders, but also make fantastic cut flowers, and work equally well in a container garden too – triple win!

 

So, just what is in our top five perennial pinks?

 

Sedum

Sedums are particularly tough and can be found flowering right into November. They tolerate all sorts of difficult growing situations and careless gardeners and produce cute bell-shaped flower heads made up of tiny flowers packed tightly together. As they’re quite low growing, always position them at the front of any display you have planned.

 

Phlox

Phlox come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but we love the pink ones the very best of all. Phlox paniculata is a great and highly popular variety that is highly fragranced and a big hit with bees. Phlox have tall stems so look great in the middle sections of border displays, and are characterised by tightly packed cheerful flowers.

 

Dianthus

Dianthus is a group of flowers incorporating carnations and pinks. They are a traditional accompaniment to cottage garden style planting schemes and are characterised by silvery foliage and long tall stems – these guys look great toward the rear of a border display. There are several varieties of dianthus so there’s something out there for everyone and for every growing environment.

 

Penstemon

Penstemons are a real gardening favourite and very similar to the other stalwart of the cottage garden, the foxglove. Again, there are many varieties but you will probably be most familiar with the traditional tubular-shaped flowering mid-height growers. These happy-go-lucky plants tolerate all sorts of growing conditions and look amazing when tightly packed together in a harmonious display of colour and scent.

 

Bergenia

For something a little different, we can’t get enough of the tiny trumpet-shaped flowers of the bergenia abendglut, otherwise known as elephant’s ears. They are fully hardy but have a very short flowering period of just one month – but what a flower they produce. What they lack in flowering longevity, they make up for with their unique and evergreen foliage making the bergenia a year-round fave here at The Garden Style Company.