A vibrant plant trend we’ve been loving for the last few years is pink – embraced by both avid gardeners and houseplant enthusiasts alike. Pink plant options include both pink flowering and pink foliage plants, and can show a wide spectrum of the hue, from subtle soft pinks to bold and dramatic pinks.
Depending on their use, pink plants can dazzle either indoors or add a stunning splash of colour amongst outdoor greenlife. Without a doubt, pink plants can bring a touch of flamboyance to any space!
Perhaps the most obvious way of incorporating pink into your landscape or indoor space is by using pink flowering plants. Here, there’s almost no end to the options – just your imagination!
Go for native plants with rosy-coloured flowers such as Anigozanthos Bush Pearl PBR (Kangaroo Paw) and Thryptomene Pink Lace to encourage native birdlife. Or create instant colour with Argyranthemum Pom Pom PBR and Armeria maritima Pink (known as Thrift Flower), whose prolific displays of cheery, globe-shaped flowers look fantastic either mass planted in the garden or in containers.
Gentle blush hues interwoven through existing plant life is easy to do, with clever vining options such as Dipladenia Red Riding Hood (also referred to as Red Brazilian Jasmine) and Mandevilla Pretty Rose Pink PBR, whose star-shaped flowers bloom in shades from light through to deep pink. Weave these climbers along garden fences, trellises or cascade over containers.
Foliage in Focus
Consider incorporating pink into your garden with pink-hued foliage. Often, plants with this colouring have pattern or texture to the leaves, adding another dimension, and complement existing surrounding greenery.
Both Cordyline Electric Pink PBR and Cordyline terminalis Ruby make for great feature plants, with their bright, pink-toned strappy leaves, hence the colour being incorporated into their names. Similarly, Coprosma Pacific Sunrise PBR (known as Mirror Plant) and Nandina ‘AKA’ PBR Blush™ (Sacred Bamboo) are ideal for creating striking low hedges or borders and also work well as an under-planting for trees.
For those who prefer small pops of pink, this is easy enough to establish using perennial groundcovers that can be positioned around larger, feature plants. The green foliage of both Ajuga Burgundy Glow (also known as Bugle) and Rhoeo Stripe Me Pink (commonly referred to as Variegated Moses in the Cradle) includes shades of pink, and will suit partly sunny/shaded areas of the garden.