Every garden, balcony, or a room needs a pop of color, and what best colors to brighten up the day than pink and white – alone or in combination. There are so many different species of delicately painted flowers, so making a top 20 selection of the most adorable pink and white flowers wasn’t an easy job.
If these happen to be your favorite colors, then this article on 20 amazing pink and white flowers is bound to enchant you. I have also touched upon the need for the sun, and adequate soil type for each genus, as well as color symbolism.
Stay tuned to take a closer look at 20 breath-taking pink and white flowers!
- 7 Types of pink flowers
- Cherry Blossom
- Pink Roses
- Pink Tulips
- Pink Peonies
- Pink Lily
- 13 Types of Pink and White Flowers
- Butterfly bush
- Spider Lily
- Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnations)
- Bleeding heart
- Nelumbo Nucifera
- Lychnis coronaria
- Angel’s Trumpet
- Color Symbolism
7 Types of pink flowers
The cherry blossom of a non-edible Cherry tree is one of the most striking sights you can see in the world, especially if you visit Japan in the early spring. It usually blooms only for up to two weeks which makes the blossom even more spectacular.
The exact blooming time depends on the weather. The warmer it is the earlier the tree will blossom. You do not need to go to the Land of the Rising Sun to enjoy the white and pink flowers of a stunning cherry tree.
That’s right, you can plant in your garden in well-drained soil and enjoy the scent and the view as soon as spring comes. It is a sun-loving species of flowering plants, so don’t plant them in shaded areas and rich soil.
Cherry blossoms are clusters of small, delicate pink and white flowers, and when those white and pink petals fall off, they create a romantic petal “snow”.
Ideal hardiness zones: 5, 6,7, and 8.
Roses come in many colors and shades of each color. They can be vining, bushy or you can plant them separately in your garden.
As you already know, red roses are associated with love and passion while pink roses are associated with innocent, first love or a platonic kind of love. A pink rose would be a traditional addition to your garden and luxurious cut flowers in your vase or a bouquet.
Caring for pink, or white rose for that matter, is not that difficult. Rose flowers are sun-loving and enjoy the full sun (6-8 hours) but preferably not in the afternoon.
A pink rose would be grateful for evenly moist soil, pruning twice a year, and fertilizing the soil according to the instructions. They start to bloom in late spring and are in full bloom until fall.
All rose species belong to the same genus – Rosa and differ according to their species in size, the shade of pink, shape, and scent. The most commonly kept pink roses are Damask rose, China rose and Bourbon rose (which can be pink or a combo of pink and white bicolor). Also, depending on the specific species the plant can be from one to 20 feet tall (including vines or trails).
Ideal hardiness zones: 3 -10.
Tulips are a favorite plant for a garden or as a cut flower. They are pretty low maintenance, and the bulbs survive in the ground for years which means that you can have new fresh tulips in your garden every spring but plant them only once.
Pink tulips are not as common as red or yellow ones and are very special because of that. They bloom for about one week only in spring and can grow up to 15 inches tall.
If you cut them, pick a bud and watch it develop in front of your eyes in your living room for days. In a garden, they like full sun, well-drained soil, and a lot of water.
Ideal hardiness zones: 3 – 8.
There are over 40 varieties of these plants, but pink peonies are the most widely spread. They are available in different shades from light pink to hot pink and are a fantastic perennial plant for any garden.
They are also loved in wedding flower arrangements as they symbolize a long-lasting, happy marriage. A peony grows up to 8 feet tall and the bush can be 3 feet wide.
The blossoms can be quite big – 2-10 inches in diameter and are full of ruffled pink petals. These cuties flourish in full sun, well-drained soil, and frequent watering. They can do solid in partial, but not full shade.
Ideal hardiness zones: 3 to 8.
Lilies come in many shapes and shades. The most famous lily plant is the Stargazer lily, it is a pink lily with dark pink spackles and pale pink, almost white edges.
The other members of the pink family are Souvenir lily with pink petals with a purple undertone, Peruvian lily (pink with 2 tiger-patterned petals), Gloriosa lily (commonly called a flame lily, because of the yellow and pink petals shaped like a flame).
Pink lilies can grow up to three feet and thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They are quite low maintenance. These lovely plants also look mesmerizing as cut flowers, and naturally blossom in spring and summer, and even reach fall.
Ideal hardiness zones: 4-8.
Blooming in the spring, Hyacinth plants have groups of smaller flowers of a fantastic scent that differs from one color to another.
Hyacinth has pink flowers, but can be in diversity of colors such as purple, red, and white. Its delicate pink flowers are enchanting as ground covers in the early spring, but with some knowledge and an indoor garden or pot, you can grow hyacinth flowers all year round.
These gorgeous flowers are like being exposed to the full sun for a larger portion of the day. When it comes to potting medium, the plant likes well-drained, moist soil.
Ideal hardiness zones: 4-8.
Mandevilla is an easy-to-care-for tropical beauty. It is one of those varieties of pink flowers that take your breath away with their understated elegance and simplicity.
Also known as the Rocktrumpet flower, this one is a perennial or an annual vine (in cooler climates). Whether you plant it in a garden or a pot so you can bring it in during winter Mandevilla genus will look great.
The only thing you need to pay attention to is to plant them in an area that has good exposure to the sun, but not directly as the plants may burn. Mandevilla plants prefer well-draining soil rich in organic matter.
Ideal hardiness zones: 10-11.
Let’s dig into the most popular and most beautiful pink and white flowers you can accommodate in your garden or a hanging container!
13 Types of Pink and White Flowers
Some of the plants and flowers in your garden that are commonly seen in various shades of pink are sometimes available in versatile color combinations as well.
They can be pink and purple, pink-red, or pink-blue combo, and so on, but in this section, we will focus on the white-pink flowering plants for your garden or hanging baskets.
Some of them have multiple colors- i.e. they come in a variety of different colors, while others have a beautiful pink-white combo in a single flower. They are commonly called the bi-colors and hold the reputation of one of the most beautiful flowering plants.
Here are some of the pink and white flowers that you can grow spring through fall.
The Buddleja davidii, commonly referred to as butterfly bush plant got its name after the ability to attract butterflies to your garden. It is a rather large flowering plant and the bush can grow from 4 and up to 12 feet tall, in the full sun, and moist, well-drained soil.
What makes this beautiful pink flower interesting is the fact that it can come in many color varieties in a single plant. There are pink and white flowers with only purple, white, or pink flowering, as well as plants painted in multiple colors.
The bushy green foliage is striking in itself and then add groups of pink flowers mixed with other colors and you get a truly magical, fairy-tale-like garden experience. This gorgeous plant blossoms from late spring to early fall.
Ideal hardiness zones: 5-9.
The spider lily, another one that belongs to the group of white and pink flowers perfect for your romantic garden, does not belong to the lily genus.
To make things even more confusing, there are two different types of pink flowers are called spider lilies. They both belong to the Amaryllidaceae family of flowering plants – one is genus Nerine, the other one Lycoris.
In addition, there are even more species in each genus – e.g. the Nerine bowdenii, and Nerine humilis are of the color pink, while some others are more of beautiful pink-red color. The confusion comes from the two flowers’ rather similar appearance.
They both have lily-like flowers and can be either red, purplish-pink, or light pink flowers. The blossoms are lily-shaped pink and white flowers, only much more delicate, and spider-like – hence the name.
You can enjoy this plant’s flowering in your garden in spring and summer, or late summer and fall depending on the genus and species. In full sun and well-drained potting medium, they grow up to 24 inches tall.
Ideal hardiness zones: 4 -10.
Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnations)
Dianthus caryophyllus is also known as Carnations, and it belongs to the genus Dianthus. They are one of the most loved pink and white flowers for centuries and come in various colors and mixes including pink, white, purple.
Carnation flowers can have rich, delicate ruffled pink blooms of almost any shade. Some cultivars have bi-color flowers.
One of the most interesting flower color combinations is hot, bright pink edges and dark pink-blue petals. Carnation flowers carry a lot of symbolism that differs from country to country but are mostly linked with fascination and love.
Regarding the care requirements of these pink and white flowers, they grow to be up to 32 inches tall in full sun and well-drained soil.
Ideal hardiness zones: 8-10.
Bleeding heart flowers-a beautiful pink flower with a sad name, which it got after the heart-shaped pink and white flowers in painted deep pink or light pink color mixed with white ‘pendant’ emerging from the center.
The bleeding heart flowers can also be fully white. All those mesmerizing dainty pink and white flowers grow in partial or full shade and like well-drained, moist soil.
There is another interesting thing about this flower – it does not need to have green foliage, the leaves can be yellow, almost gold in certain cultivars. The flower blossoms dangle in a row from a small branch.
A bleeding heart can grow up to four feet tall and three feet wide which makes it perfect to fill all those areas in your garden that are in a shade.
Ideal hardiness zones: 2-9.
Phlox genus of plants consists of dozens of different varieties of pink and white flowers.
Phlox is famous for its purple and pink blossoms that can be used as ground cover and turn your garden bed into a carpet of beautiful purple and pink flowers. This cutie in general likes full sun, while some species can tolerate partial shade as well. The soil needs to be well-drained.
It will grow up to 4 feet tall. The most popular Phlox with pink flowers are Phlox subulata, Phlox paniculata, and Phlox stolonifera. Phlox subulata, commonly called Scarlet Flame phlox or Moss Phlox, are great ground cover flowers, especially if there is an incline.
P. subulata pink and white flowers will bloom in spring. The blossoms consist of five elongated heart-shaped petals in bright pink or purple colors.
Phlox paniculata has slightly smaller round flowers of hot pink, almost magenta-pink flowers. The delicately beautiful pink flowers bloom in late summer and early fall (they could bloom as early as mid-summer in warmer zones).
Then, Phlox stolonifera is often confused with P. subulate because they have blossoms of the same shape. The difference is the shade of pink – P.stolonifera has a pink-blue, almost purple undertone.
There are some cultivars like Candy Stripe – white petals with a violet-pink stripe along the middle, Bright Eyes phlox -light pink petals with a deep pink middle part, and many others.
Ideal hardiness zones:4-8; for some specific cultivars in 3 -9.
Genus Nelumbo Nucifera or Lotus flower is an exotic flower that can be added to your garden or kept inside a water container.
Lotus is one of the sun-loving pink and white flowers so you can grow Lotus flowers in a pond that receives at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Growing Lotus flowers in the soil are not possible.
Its flowers come in many colors including pink, white, yellow, purple-red, pink-red, white-pink, and other color combos. A Lotus flower can be as wide as 4 feet, and reach up to 8 feet in height.
The massive green foliage is what gives these pink and white flowers their width. Nelumbo nucifera has a spiritual meaning, especially in the Buddhist religion, and a geometric shape.
Ideal hardiness zones: 4-10.
Lychnis coronaria or Rose campion plant is used as an annual plant. You can recognize the Rose campion by its hot pink flowers that contrast against silvery blue-green leaves.
Its pink and white flowers usually appear in late spring and into early summer. Once the flowering period stops, you can cut the stems and enjoy the bluish-green foliage as a rich ground cover flower.
Ideal hardiness zones: 4-8.
The Rhododendron genus has over a thousand flowering plant species including shrubs and trees.
Depending on the species, the plants can bloom anywhere from late spring, through summer, and to early fall. The Rhododendron usually blossoms in beautiful pink flowers of different shapes and types of pink.
The blossoms can be trumpet-shaped flowers or clusters of smaller pink and white flowers. It flowers in colors including pink, burgundy, purple, and red. In warmer zones, it should be grown avoiding the full sun, preferably in a shade, and in colder climates, it can grow exposed to a bit of morning sun.
Ideal hardiness zones: 3-9.
Azaleas used to be classified as a separate genus of flowering plants, however, they have been re-classified as a Rhododendron species.
The pink and white flowers of this plant differ from rhododendron flowers in the fact that Azalea flowers are fewer in a cluster, and quite larger. Each trumpet-shaped flower has long stamens which makes them appealing for a garden in a shade.
Rhododendron Subgenus Azalea i.e. the Pink Azalea has pale pink blossoms with one petal sparkled with adorable darker, hot pink. The white type, also known as White Tsutsuji Rhododendron has larger pink and white flowers than Pink Azalea.
Its milky white blossoms have long stamens, and one of the petals has light pink speckles. Caring for Azaleas is the same as for Rhododendrons – low sunlight, scarce watering, and well-drained soil.
Ideal hardiness zones: 5-9.
Aside from the well-known white flowers, pink and yellow are other colors this plant comes in. The pink cultivar has edges of a light, salmon shade of color pink. The pink fades towards the stem. This plant likes rich, well-drained soil and lots of sun.
It is a high-maintenance flowering plant that requires a lot of care and frequent soil watering. This beauty can grow quite large so it is a shrub great for a garden background, or you can keep it in a pot and move it to make the pink and white flowers stand out.
If you have children or pets, you need to make sure that they do not ingest the foliage or pink and white flowers of Angel’s trumpet plants as they are quite poisonous.
Ideal hardiness zones: 8-10.
Zinnia flowers are quite unusual pink and white flowers. The long petals form pink flowers in a shape of a pom-pom, disk, or button.
These are some of those types of pink flowers that attract pollinators such as butterflies and other insects. They can grow to be as tall as 8 feet in the sun and if planted in an adequate soil type.
Aside from tall species belonging to the same genus, there are also creeping and spreading species. The most commonly grown zinnias with pink and white flowers are:
- Zinderella Lilac Zinnia with a powder pink pom-pom shaped bloom and dark red center
- Disk-type flower with lance-shaped petals that bloom in a variety of pink shades called Pinca Zinnia
- Magellan Coral species in a button shape. The color is coral pink with a yellow center.
Ideal hardiness zones: 3-10.
The petunia plant belongs to annual flowering plants that can grow all year round in areas that have no frost periods. Otherwise, you can plant petunia pink and white flowers in gardens, flower pots, or hanging baskets and you will have full bloom from early spring and all through fall.
It prefers full sun and well-draining soil. Petunia plants have many species differing mostly in color. The blossoms can be unicolor or stunning bi-colors, delivering an enchanting view of pink and white flowers.
The pink petunia species are:
- Dreams Fuschia -hot pink fuchsia flowers with yellow center.
- Coral Reef spreading variety with blossoms of powder pink blossoms with a little white, which is what secured them place on my top list of pink and white flowers.
- Mystic Pink – white and baby-pink flowers combo where each pink bloom is unique.
- Fantasy Pink Morn – pale pink blossoms with yellow center.
In addition to pink flowers, these species comes in purple, white, yellow, red, and blue.
Whichever one you choose, your hanging baskets or your garden will be full of rich green foliage contrasted with a plethora of gorgeous pink and white flowers.
Ideal hardiness zones: 10-11.
Hibiscus plants are one of the most attractive, pink flowers you can have in your garden. They are used to make famous hibiscus tea, i.e. the pink and white flowers are used to brew the tea.
They are shrubs and have adorable green leaves and multi-color, showy flowers – pink, yellow, red, orange, white, and purple. The pink and white flowers come in several different shades.
Hibiscus flowers in summer and the fall, and when it comes to sun requirements it likes full sun. When it comes to soil, it likes rich well-draining soil types
Ideal hardiness zones: 4-9.
To have a better understanding of why some of those breath-taking pink and white flowers have a special place in the hearts of gardeners and florists alike, we have decided to acquaint you with the symbolism of both white and pink colored flowers.
According to the psychology of colors, white represents simplicity, innocence, and purity. Those are the reasons why white flowers are usually the “go-to” flowers for wedding bouquets and decorations.
White flowers are always an elegant and simple choice for either your garden or as cut flowers in a vase.
Pink flowers would represent the feminine principle, innocent love and gentility, and youth. A pop of pink blossoms could be seen in wedding bouquets and is usually a part of flower arrangements for mother’s day.
There are so many shades of pink from dark pink to light pink, hot pink, powder pink or baby pink, fuchsia, a pink shade with a reddish, bluish, or purplish undertone.
So a combo of white and pink flowers would be great for a garden of bouquet which aims to represent all those notions combined – innocence, simplicity, and love.
What are pink and white roses called?
Centifolia or Provence Roses are usually pink or white.
What are those pink flowers called?
There are many different varieties if pink flowering plants, but the most common ones include rhododendrons, petunias, roses, peonies and so on.
I sincerely hope this article brought you plenty of excellent insights into the most commonly kept pink and white flowers. As you could see, there are so many different species, suitable for all profiles of gardeners.
Which pink and white flowers are your favorite ones? Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and pics of lovely flowers with me!