Flowers represent hope and growth. Plus, a fresh bouquet brings a pleasant aroma in any space and they just look nice! Pink flowers make a great addition to most bouquets because they bring some lively color and offer a nice contrast to some greenery. At other times, we want to pink flowers as a centerpiece for a home decoration or celebratory event.
Traditionally, pink flowers represent grace and happiness. They bring harmony to any room or event, along with providing a calming presence that shows your affection for others. Frequently, pink flower arrangements, such as a Mother’s Day Flower Bouquet, make a great gift for mom (or any strong and inspirational woman in your life).
10 Pretty Pink Flowers
From roses to peonies, there are a wide range of pink flowers. When looking for a pink flower, then think about the purpose! For example, are you looking for a flower arrangement for a bridal shower or spring celebration? Or, do you want to decorate your home with flowers? From a flower bouquet to a simple glass vase on the kitchen table, selecting the right pink flower depends on a few things. But, most importantly, pick the one that you find the prettiest!
1. Pink Roses
Pink roses symbolize appreciation and gratitude. If you are looking to say thanks to a neighbor for helping your family or show your recognition to your child’s favorite teacher, then including some pink roses in a flower arrangement makes any arrangement meaningful and very pretty!
2. Moutan Peony
Moutan peonies feature blooms that look like crinkled crepe paper with a shiny finish in a large variety of colors. The foliage is medium to dark green with deeply cut leaves in a bold pattern. These pink flowers bring a light touch to any arrangement and are sure to brighten any room.
Azaleas bloom in the spring (typically April and May) with bright, beautiful flowers that tend to last for several weeks. Although a prominent and well known pink flower, Azaleas are also extremely toxic, so these may not make the best addition to a home garden. Interestingly, in Turkey, bees are fed Azalea nectar to make “mad honey” which is lethal. A very pretty flower, but perhaps not the best addition to flower arrangement with young children or pets in the house.
Petunias feature pink and easy-to-maintain, trumpet-shaped flowers, which make an ideal spring and summer addition to your garden. Interestingly, the Petunia has a dual meaning, so be careful of the context of adding to a flower arrangement. Generally known to bring “positive energy” the Petunia symbolizes both being comfortable with someone and anger. A great flower bouquet for new homeowners to bring comfort and positivity to their new home.
Impatiens are popular in home gardens, along with window boxes because they showcase beautiful pink flowers. With over 1000 species, Impatiens are widely found all over the world and also known as jewelweed, touch-me-not, snapweed and patience.
Primarily grown in Asia, the Camellia is also known as the rose of winter because it flowers in a rosette pattern. Additionally, the flower blooms in all shades of pink! Interestingly, the leaves of Camellias are processed into tea leaves! Conversely, these wonderful pink flowers are also grown as ornamental plants and became a common city nickname in towns across the country.
Generally found in warm climates, Mandevillas are known for their trumpet-shaped, pink flowers. Also known as rocktrumpet and Alice du Pont, the beautiful flower has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Typically, these flowers aren’t part of flower arrangements, but make wonderful landscape plants as they can be trained to grow against a wall or trellis to create a beautiful backdrop.
Mainly found in the Mediterranean region, Alyssums are annual and perennial plants that can frequently grow as small shrubs. Although frequently yellow or white, the pink flowers make a great addition to any flower bouquet because they offer a mild, sweet fragrance that anyone would love to smell after a long day.
The Dianthus blooms with a deep pink flower that is matched with a distinctive cinnamon-like mild fragrance. The bold pink color aligns with its cultural meaning of boldness as well. For your friend or loved one with a character to match, these pretty pink flowers would make a great gift idea.
10. Pink Carnation
Carnations are a species of Dianthus, which also make them native to the Mediterranean region. Pink Carnations are one of many vibrant colors. These common flowers are also used as symbols in various movements throughout the world because they generally represent love. Based on their expression of love, Pink Carnations make a great addition to wedding bouquets and Mother’s Day flower arrangements.