Portland rose (Rosa ‘Madame Knorr’). This old-fashioned, quartered rose is rose pink and very fragrant. It forms a bush under 1m high and flowers in spring and summer.
Herbaceous peony. Peonies need a cool climate and like to grow undisturbed. They have a slightly spicy scent. This beautiful pink peony is in bloom in late spring to early summer.
Herbaceous peony. From bud to glorious blousy pink flower, peonies delight in the garden or vase. Enjoy a bunch or single blooms in a bud vase. Herbaceous peonies grow in cool climates and are dormant over winter. They flower in spring and early summer.
Rose. Even after rain the colours of this apricot and pink rose shine through. Roses bloom from spring to autumn with cut flowers available year round.
Cherry blossom. Japan is renowned for its cherry blossom, which is in peak bloom in early to mid spring before the leaves emerge. These flower-laden branches were photographed in Kyoto in spring.
Sakura cherry (Prunus serrulata). These dainty, pale-pink blooms are seen in spring as a cloud of pink. Ornamental cherries can form trees to around 3-4m high. They grow best in a cool to mild climate.
Pinks. With the common name of pinks, these are a type of dianthus or small carnation. These flowers have pale pink, fringed petals and a clove scent. Pinks flower in gardens in spring.
Protea. Two of the best pink proteas: the large king protea (left) and ‘Pink Ice’ (right). Proteas are native to South Africa and flower in spring. They need a cool to temperate climate, full sun and well-drained soil. Proteas are long lasting cut flowers.
Dahlia. This is a perfect pink dahlia flower. Dahlias are planted in spring to flower in gardens from summer to autumn. Cut flowers are available from spring until autumn.
Roses and foxglove in early summer. Spires of white foxgloves form vertical accents amid the pink China roses. The deep beds are edged with lavender.
Cherry blossom. Pink against blue are classic spring colours captured here with an ornamental cherry tree flowering against the sky.
Carnation. Carnations come in a myriad of pink colours and shades from pale to rosy pink. This flower has a delicate fringe to the edge of its petals. Carnations grow in a sunny spot in the garden. Cut flowers are available throughout the year.
Chrysanthemum. This chrysanthemum is perfectly shaped with the pink petals arranged around a yellow centre. Chrysanthemums grow from spring to late autumn and die down over winter. They flower in autumn.
Desert rose (Adenium obesium). These fragile pink flowers cluster on a tough fleshy succulent that forms weird sculptural shapes. Adeniums are small trees that thrive in hot climates but can grow in most temperate to tropical zones. They grow well in pots in full sun.
Fuschia (Fuchsia x hybrida). Is this a pair of ornate earrings or ballerinas in full flight? They could be either, but are the hanging flowers of a hybrid fuchsia. Great in pots or hanging baskets, fuchsias flower from spring to autumn in a cold to cool temperate garden in a spot with afternoon shade. They are deciduous in winter.