15 Pink Geranium Varieties For Your Garden

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15 Pink Geranium Varieties For Your GardenGeraniums are one of the most popular home and garden plants due to it’s easy to grow nature and large vibrantly colored flowers. Pink geraniums are a beautiful and delicate option over some of the brighter colors available. They are perfect foundation flowers to add to your annual garden, or to enliven a sunny windowsill during a long winter. Below is a variety of options of pink geranium to help you choose the perfect plant for you.

1. Mini-Cascade Pink Ivy

This variety of geranium has a trailing habit of growth, which cascades beautifully out of containers and hanging baskets. It has abundant clusters of petite, salmon pink, 5 petaled flowers growing from beautiful lean green stems. Mini-Cascade Pink Ivy can reach 18 inches in height and spreads over one foot.

It loves the heat and full sun exposure. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to this plant, bringing pollinators to the area.

It is low maintenance and provides a plentiful amount of showy flowers over the course of the summer. Be mindful as to how much you water this plant as it is prone to root rot.

2. Great Balls of Fire Pink

Featuring profuse vibrant pink blooms, this variety of geranium looks great hanging in baskets or spilling out of containers. The clusters of slightly aromatic flowers bloom from late spring to early fall and grow on the end of stems that protrude from the plant. Its multi-lobed leaves remain green year-round. It has a trailing habit of growth, reaching a height and spread up to 18 inches.

Deadheading this geranium ensures more blooms in the future and a healthier plant.

 

 

3. Contessa Pink

This plant produces large, semi-double pink flowers that sit atop glossy, green, ivy shaped leaves. The blooms last from late spring until late summer, about 5 months. It has a semi-trailing habit of growth and will reach a height between 10 and 12 inches and spread up to 13 inches.

The Contessa Pink can endure periods of drought. In order to maintain an optimal level of health, monthly fertilization is recommended.

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4. Blizzard Pink

With an ivy trailing habit of growth, this variety can reach a height of 14 inches and a width between 20 and 24 inches. It is known for its strong vigor and branching habit. This plant produces vibrant, hot pink 5 petaled blooms that grow in small clusters on 4-6 inch stems. Its blooms are extravagant in the summer months. The ivy-like leaves have rounded lobes and are green and shiny.

The Blizzard Pink can withstand periods of drought and extended periods of heat.

5. Pinto Pink

This variety of geranium features large, bright pink blooms that contrast with its dark green scalloped foliage. The enormous clustered flower head spans out to 6 inches wide and the center of each individual blooms has streaks of white. Blooms last from late spring until early fall. It has a zonal, upright habit of growth. The Pinto Pink reaches a height between 12 and 16 inches and a width between 10 and 12 inches.

This variety performs best in well-draining soil and full to partial sun exposure.

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6. Americana Light Pink Splash

This zonal geranium has flower heads that appear fluffy. Its blooms are bi-colored and transition from pale pink to dark, reddish pink in the center. The large clustered flower heads can span 4 to 5 inches across. Blooms look extra showy when contrasted with the scalloped dark green foliage. It can reach between 12 and 16 inches in height and spread out 16 inches.

This plant attracts pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds and deters animals such as deer and rabbits.

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7. Patriot Bright Pink

This variety of geranium has large, vibrant, pink blossoms. Its flower clusters appear light and frilly in their growth. Its blooms appear in the early summer and last throughout the fall. The foliage color ranges from medium green to dark green. This plant has a zonal, upright habit of growth and can reach 18 inches in height and spread 24 inches in width.

The Patriot Bright Pink is one of the most vigorous varieties of geraniums. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and resists animals like deer and rabbits.

8. Appleblossom

This variety of geranium features clusters of beautiful pastel pink, semi double flowers that complement the plant’s dark green foliage. The season long blooms last from the spring to the fall. It has a zonal upright habit of growth, reaching between 12 and 14 inches in height.

The Appleblossom can withstand periods of drought as well as periods of extreme heat. Pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.

Though this geranium is very low maintenance, deadheading the plant each year will help promote abundant future growth of the blooms.

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9. Wargrave Pink

This variety of geranium is very vigorous and hardy, making it a reliable, low maintenance plant. It has bicolor flowers, pale pink petals streaked with veins of dark pink emanating from the center. The blooms only measure 1 inch across, but they grow abundantly and last from late spring until early fall. The foliage is lobed and medium green.

The Wargrave Pink is compact yet bushy, having a creeping mounding habit of growth. It can reach 18 to 24 inches in height as well as spreading width.

10. Lancastriense

This plant grows low to the ground, having a creeping, mounding habit of growth reaching 10 inches in height and spreading out to 2 feet. It features rounded, pastel pink flowers with dark pink veins running through each petal. It shows off its blooms from March until October. The plant has dark green, deeply lobed, palmate foliage that turns brilliant orange and red in the fall.

The Lancastriense performs best in average moist, well-draining soil but once it has been established, it can tolerate drought conditions.

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11. Allure Pink Picotee

This variety of geranium is hydrangea like in appearance because of its large tight cluster of pale pink flowers. Each flower contains streaks of different shades of pink. This plant can grow up to 18 inches in height.

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12. Spirit Pink

This variety of geranium features small clusters of soft, pink blooms that have a pale pinkish-white center. There are no visible veins on the petals.

13. Rococoic

This geranium is light pink in color and its shape resembles that of a dainty rose. It has a soft texture and light green, fuzzy foliage.

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14. Quicksilver Pink

This variety of geranium has fewer but larger petals than other geraniums. It is light pink in color with darker pink veins visible on the flower’s soft petals. The blooms grow in smaller, showy clusters.

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15. Striatum

This variety of geranium grows in a mound ranging from 9 to 12 inches in height and can spread as much as 2 feet in width. The Striatum is one of the most common varieties grown in the US. The medium green foliage is deeply lobed and palmate and turns brilliant shades of orange and red in the fall. Its solitary blooms span 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter and feature wide pink petals with magenta veins running through them. The flowers are most seen in the summer months of May and June.

This variety is hardy and can withstand both temperatures in the summer and winter.

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