Herbaceous Collection, Pretty Pinks
Mix of 6 VarietiesPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- All pink flowers
- Chosen by our garden design experts.
- 9cm Pots
Pretty Pinks Herbaceous Perennials Collection: 6 x 9cm Pots
Bubblegum, marshmallow, Turkish-Delight hues - our pink collection is the sweetest thing. Like our Moody Blues Collection, these pretty pinks are wonderfully versatile and will be a mainstay of your borders, providing plenty of fodder for pollinating creatures.
- 6 varieties of bee and butterfly friendly plants chosen by our garden design experts in glorious shades of pink
- 9cm Pot per plant
Our carefully-curated range of pink plants includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Achillea, Anemone x hybrida, Armeria pseudarmeria, Aster novi-belgii, Astilbe chinensis, Bergenia cordifolia, Campanula medium, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea pallida, E. purpurea, Echium russicum, Lupinus, Lychnis coronaria, Penstemon, Sedum, Sidalea, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Veronica.
Please Note: We cannot accept requests for specific plants. We select eight of the best varieties available at the time of delivery. The pictures are examples only, your mix may vary.
Growing Herbaceous Perennials
As with most of our perennial collections, these tend to be hardy characters that will thrive in moist, well-drained soil preferably in sun to full shade.
In Your Garden Design
The colour pink is ideal for romantic cottage gardens. Like white, paler hues can also make a garden appear larger than it is. Offset cooler shades such as blues and whites and you have something infinitely soothing, or use richer hues to make something more intense, as Monty Don has done in his "jewel garden" section at Longmeadow, which has no white plants. To give extra zing add crocosmia, dahlias like orange pekoe and brown sugar and combine with Zebedee-esque zinnia.
Did You Know?
The word pink wasn't assigned to the colour until the 17th century, hopping over from the flower Pinks, or Dianthus, and becoming fashionable in art and literature. Previously, the closest word for "that blushing flesh colour" was incarnate (see below). Dianthus petals are edible and wonderfully decorative in food, crystallised, floating in cocktails, garnishing cakes or used to dress salads.
It is said that it was Madame de Pompadour's favourite colour, and her affection for it was sealed in Rose Pompadour porcelain dye, the recipe for which has been lost. Pink's designation as a girl's colour is a venerable tradition, but one that depends on denomination: until the 1940s, it was not uncommon for Catholics in many areas to use blue, the colour associated with the Virgin Mary, for girls and pink for boys. There was not really a big swap from one tradition to the other, so much as baby clothes production increasingly centralised around businesses owned by non-Catholics.