12 Tall Perennials With The Best Pink Flowers in Bloom

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Brock Ingham
Brock Ingham

Are you on the hunt for some tall perennials with stunning pink flowers? Look no further! As a fellow garden enthusiast, I’ve done some digging to bring you 12 of the best options out there. 

Tall pink flowering Lupins
Tall pink flowering Lupins

These plants add some much-needed height to your garden and provide a pop of vibrant pink color that are sure to impress. I love combining cool and warm colors like this in my garden, try planting next to shrubs with red leaves for a fiery garden landscape. From old favorites like the peony to lesser-known gems like the blazing star, there’s a perennial to suit every taste and growing condition.

So, let’s dive in and explore these beautiful pink perennials together!


1. Mountain Cornflower  (Centaurea montana)

Centaurea montana

As a gardening lover, mountain cornflower is one of my favorites! This striking perennial is known for its beautiful blue-violet flowers that add color to any garden. The blooms are so eye-catching that they’re sure to draw in plenty of attention from butterflies and bees, making them an excellent choice for pollinator gardens.

Another great thing about the mountain cornflower is that it’s a long-blooming plant, with flowers appearing for several weeks in the summer. Deadheading spent blooms can encourage the plant to produce even more flowers, extending the blooming season even further.

One thing to remember when growing mountain cornflower is that it can self-seed quickly, spreading beyond its intended planting area. However, this can also be positive if you want to create a naturalized look in your garden. Just monitor the plant’s spread and remove any unwanted seedlings as needed.

Botanical Name: Centaurea montana
Growth Rate: Moderate
Blooming period Long
Hardiness Zones:3-7
Light:Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining 
Mountain Cornflower Growing Guide Chart

2. Monarda Balmy Pink  (Monarda didyma)

Monarda didyma

 I’m always looking for unique and beautiful plants to add to my garden, and Monarda Balmy Pink (Monarda didyma) fit the bill! This stunning perennial is a member of the mint family known for its fragrant foliage and eye-catching pink blooms.

One of the things I love about Monarda Balmy Pink is its compact size. At only 18 to 24 inches tall, it’s perfect for smaller gardens or for adding pops of color to mixed borders. And speaking of color, the pink flowers of this plant are gorgeous! They appear in mid to late summer and are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies, making them an excellent choice for pollinator gardens.

But Monarda Balmy Pink isn’t just pretty to look at – it’s also a valuable plant for natural pest control. The fragrant foliage of this plant is known to repel pests, which can help keep your garden healthy and thriving.

With some care, this plant will reward you with months of beautiful blooms and fragrant foliage.

Botanical Name: Monarda didyma 
Growth Rate: Fast
Blooming period:Long
Hardiness Zones:4-9
Light:Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Needs: Well-drained soil
Monarda Balmy Pink Growing Guide Chart

3. Skyward Pink (Veronica longifolia)

Veronica longifolia

I love having plants in my garden that are easy to grow, and Skyward Pink is one of those. This stunning perennial is a member of the Speedwell family known for its tall spikes of vibrant pink flowers.

Skyward Pink blooms from mid-summer to early fall, making it an excellent choice for extending the flowering season in your garden. The flowers are a bright pink shade and attract various pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

One of the things I appreciate about Skyward Pink is its versatility. It looks great in a mixed border or as a focal point in a garden bed and pairs well with various other plants. It’s also easy to incorporate into cut flower arrangements, bringing a little of the garden indoors.

Overall, if you’re looking for a plant that is easy to grow and provides months of beautiful blooms, consider adding Skyward Pink to your garden. It’s sure to be a showstopper!

Botanical Name: Veronica longifolia 
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast 
Blooming period Long 
Hardiness Zones:4-8
Light:Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Needs: Well-draining 
Skyward Pink Growing Guide Chart

4. Perennial Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Hibiscus moscheutos
Hibiscus

Are you ready to add some tropical vibes to your garden? Look no further than Perennial Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)! This stunning plant will make a statement in your garden with its show-stopping blooms in shades of pink, red, and white that bloom from mid-summer to early fall.

Not only is Perennial Hibiscus visually striking, but it’s also low-maintenance and easy to grow. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil but can also tolerate damp conditions, making it a versatile addition to your garden.

But that’s not all – Perennial Hibiscus is also a magnet for pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for those who want to attract wildlife to their garden. And if you’re looking to bring a bit of the tropics indoors, the large flowers make stunning cut flower arrangements.

Botanical Name: Hibiscus moscheutos 
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Blooming period Long 
Hardiness Zones:5-10
Light:Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Needs: Well-drained soil
Hibiscus Growing Guide Char

5. Pink Star (Aster ericoides)

Aster ericoides

Pink Star (Aster ericoides) is a charming addition to any garden. This perennial features delicate pink flowers that bloom in late summer to early fall, creating a soft and romantic feel in the landscape. The flowers also let off a strong sweet fragrance, which adds to their allure.

Pink Star is a hardy plant that is easy to grow and maintain, making it an excellent choice for beginner and experienced gardeners. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil but can tolerate some drought and heat. This plant is also an excellent option for attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.

Overall, Pink Star is a lovely plant that can bring a touch of elegance to any garden while being low-maintenance and pollinator-friendly.

Botanical Name: Aster ericoides
Growth Rate: Moderate 
Blooming period:Long 
Hardiness Zones:4-8
Light:Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Needs: Well-draining soil with average to low fertility 
Pink Star Growing Guide Chart

6. Cinderella (Asclepias incarnata)

Asclepias incarnata)

Cinderella (Asclepias incarnata) is a must-have in any garden looking to attract pollinators. This tall perennial boasts clusters of delicate pink flowers that are irresistible to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. But its beauty isn’t the only thing differentiating it from other perennials.

Cinderella, also known as swamp milkweed, is a host plant for the monarch butterfly. These iconic butterflies lay their eggs on the plant’s leaves, and the resulting caterpillars feed exclusively on the foliage. By including Cinderella in your garden, you’re not only providing a food source for adult butterflies, but you’re also supporting the next generation.

Another great thing about Cinderella is that it’s relatively easy to grow, and it prefers moist soil but can tolerate a range of conditions, including full sun to partial shade. And once it’s established, it’s pretty drought-tolerant, making it a low-maintenance addition to your garden.

Botanical Name: Asclepias incarnata
Growth Rate: Moderate
Blooming period: Long
Hardiness Zones:3-9
Light:Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter
Cinderella Growing Guide Chart

7. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum hispanicum)

Antirrhinum hispanicum

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum hispanicum) are delightful perennials that add a pop of color and a touch of whimsy to any garden. The flowers come in various colors, including pink, purple, yellow, and white, and are shaped like little dragon heads that open and close when you gently squeeze them. I love planting these in the front of my garden beds, where they add a playful touch to the landscape.

Snapdragons prefer full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil, and they can thrive in various climates. They also attract bees and butterflies, making them an excellent choice for pollinator gardens. One of the best things about snapdragons is that they reseed themselves so that you can enjoy this charming flowers year after year with minimal effort.

Botanical Name: Antirrhinum hispanicum
Growth Rate: Moderate 
Blooming period: Long 
Hardiness Zones:7-11
Light:Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs: Well-drained, fertile soil
Snapdragon Growing Guide Chart

8. Amber Moon (Astilbe chinensis)

Astilbe chinensis

As a lover of all things floral, I can confidently say that Amber Moon (Astilbe chinensis) is a stunning perennial that should be on everyone’s gardening list. 

The plant’s feathery plumes of pinkish-purple flowers add a touch of elegance and grace to any landscape. This showstopper blooms from late spring to early summer, making it a perfect choice for gardens that need a bit of extra color during that time.

What I love about this plant is how versatile it is. It can grow in various conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and can tolerate a range of soil types. Plus, it’s low maintenance, so it’s perfect for those who want a beautiful garden without much upkeep.

If you want a plant to make your garden stand out, I highly recommend Amber Moon. Its stunning blooms, and easy-to-grow nature make it the perfect addition to any garden.

Botanical Name: Astilbe chinensis
Growth Rate: Moderate
Blooming period:Long
Hardiness Zones:4-8
Light:Partial shade to full shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Amber Moon Growing Guide Chart

9. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

Dicentra spectabilis

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is a classic cottage garden plant with delicate pink heart-shaped flowers. It’s an old-fashioned favorite that adds a touch of romance to any garden. 

The fern-like foliage adds texture to the garden even when the plant is not in bloom. Bleeding Heart prefers a shady spot with moist, well-drained soil, making it an excellent choice for woodland gardens.

One unique thing about Bleeding Heart is that the flowers are borne on arching stems, creating a graceful, drooping effect. The plant blooms in late spring to early summer, and if the flowers are deadheaded, it may bloom again in the fall. 

Despite its delicate appearance, Bleeding Heart is a tough plant that can survive in cold temperatures and is relatively disease and pest-resistant.

Botanical Name: Dicentra spectabilis
Growth Rate: Moderate 
Blooming period:Long
Hardiness Zones:4-8
Light:Partial shade to full shade
Soil Needs: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Bleeding Heart Growing Guide Chart

10. Showy Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

Sedum spectabile

On my hunt for new plants to grow I’m always looking for plants that can add beauty and functionality to my garden. One plant that has caught my eye recently is Showy Stonecrop, also known as Sedum spectabile.

This hardy perennial produces large, flat clusters of pink or red flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. The flowers are a favorite of bees and butterflies, making them a great addition to a pollinator garden. The plant is also quite hardy, able to withstand various growing conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and can even tolerate drought once established.

But what I love most about Showy Stonecrop is its versatility. It can be planted in rock gardens, used as a groundcover, or grown in containers. And as the temperatures drop, the plant’s foliage takes on a reddish hue, adding even more visual interest to the garden.

Botanical Name: Sedum spectabile
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Blooming period:Long
Hardiness Zones:3-9
Light:Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs: Well-draining sandy loam
Pot Size:Medium
Water needs:Low to moderate
Showy Stonecrop Growing Guide Chart

11. Hellebore (Helleborus hybridus)

Hellebore

Hellebore, also known as the Lenten Rose, is one of my favorites! This stunning perennial is known for its exquisite blooms in late winter to early spring when our gardens need a burst of color.

Hellebores come in various colors, from pure white to deep burgundy, and are often sprinkled or veined with contrasting shades. They are also incredibly hardy, able to tolerate multiple growing conditions, and even bloom in partial shade.

One of the best things about Hellebores is their long blooming period, which can last several months. And as a bonus, they are also deer-resistant, making them an excellent choice for gardens in areas with high deer populations. 

They are not quite as tall as some of the other flowers on this list but I couldn’t help to include Hellebores for their dramatic stance in my garden with blooms well above the base of their stems. 

Botanical Name: Helleborus hybridus 
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate 
Blooming period: Long 
Hardiness Zones:4-9
Light:Partial to full shade 
Soil Needs: Well-draining, moist soil with high organic matter 
Hellebore Growing Guide Chart

12. Lupin (Lupinus)

Lupins

I cannot help but express my admiration for Lupin (Lupinus). This beautiful and versatile perennial comes in a wide range of colors, from soft pastels to bold, vibrant hues, and it’s a true standout in any garden.

Lupins are incredibly easy to grow and can thrive in various conditions, making them an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. They prefer well-draining soil and full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. And once established, they require very little maintenance, making them a low-maintenance addition to any garden.

One of the best things about Lupins is that they attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, which can help increase your garden’s biodiversity. And with their beautiful flowers, they’re sure to add a touch of color and beauty to any outdoor space.

Botanical Name: Lupinus 
Growth Rate: Moderate 
Blooming period:Short 
Hardiness Zones:3-9
Light:Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Needs: Well-draining soil 
Lupins Growing Guide Chart

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Well, there you have it! 12 of my favorite tall pink flowering perennials. If you found any of this info useful, let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear what you think. 😊

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Jen! Lupins will overwinter down to zone 4 or just about anywhere in southern Canadian provinces and most states other than Montana and North Dakota. I would bring your pots into a greenhouse or cold frame to avoid any cold snap shocks. 🙂

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