Pretty in Pink
One of the most cheerful flower colors that can be grown in any home garden and landscape is pink. You might be thinking I’m going to share Vista Bubblegum Supertunia, that’s a good one but not today. Let’s take a look at a few other plants that produce flowers that are pretty in pink. Magellan Pink zinnia are simply joyful, and they illuminate any landscape. I love the fact that these plants are packed with numerous fully double five to six inch flowers that beam with bright pink petals. Superbena Sparkling Rosé is a fantastic verbena selection. This plant produces large flower clusters of soft pink on the outside petals and the deep ruby in the center. The flowers completely cover the canopy of dark green, powdery mildew-resistant foliage all summer without deadheading. Fireworks Gomphrena has been an outstanding garden performer since being named a Mississippi medallion winner in 2010. It’s covered with iridescent hot pink flowers whose bright yellow tips give the appearance of a never-ending show of exploding fireworks. Angelonia are called summer snapdragons. Serenita Pink was named an All-America Selection Winner in 2014. This is one of my favorites from the Serenita series and have pink flower spikes on a compact growing plant, only about 14 inches tall. Like all Angelonia, Serenita Pink brings long lasting color to the landscape. I believe that if you grow any of these plants, your garden will be the belle of the ball, and pretty in pink. I’m horticulturist Gary Bachman and I’ll see you next time on Southern Gardening.