Ground cover with pink flowers: Flowering, cushion-forming perennials for sun and partial shade
They transform bald spots into a sea of flowers and offer a quick and easy-care solution for embankments, slopes and shady corners: the flowering ground covers are true all-rounders. There is such a large selection available in the garden centers that every hobby gardener can find something suitable for their own garden situation. In order for the overall picture to appear coherent, however, the cushion-forming perennials should also match the other plants in terms of color. We have already given you ideas for ground cover that bloom in white and yellow. Now we show the most beautiful ground cover with pink flowers.
Ground cover with pink flowers for a location in the sun
In the following we list several perennials that prefer a sunny location.
Ground cover roses with pink flowers
The ground cover roses have enjoyed increasing popularity in recent years. Actually, these low perennials do not form a subgenus of their own. The collective term “ground cover roses” denotes small-growing varieties, although their height can vary greatly. All prefer a location in the sun, although many also thrive in partial shade. In contrast to rose bushes, they are less susceptible to pests and diseases, even in light shade. You have high demands on the soil: it should be rich in nutrients and permeable. Many hobby gardeners also provide their plants with compost during the summer season and water them regularly. They cannot tolerate drought or waterlogging and thrive best in moderately moist soil.
The correct time to plant most ground cover roses is autumn, but there are also many that can be planted in spring. The ground cover roses that are planted in spring, after the ice saints, must first be placed in a container with lukewarm water for 3-4 hours. This is not necessary for ground cover roses that are planted in autumn. The plants are then carefully placed and the roots are then watered abundantly. It is not necessary to add additional fertilizer to the soil. You can provide the plants with long-term fertilizer for roses before the next garden season.
Otherwise the ground cover roses are easy to care for. You don’t need to cut off the withered flowers. Most varieties can cope well with wind and frost. The only thing that you should definitely do at the beginning of spring is to cut back the roses.
Since the ground cover roses do not form a dense carpet, but leave gaps here and there, you cannot suppress the growth of weeds. To do this, you need to spread bark mulch in a thin layer on the ground under the roses.
Here are four suggestions for long blooming ground cover roses with pink flowers:
The ground cover rose “Pink supreme” makes large pink flowers all summer long. With good care, the flowering period can be extended into autumn. It can reach a maximum height of 90 cm, but most of the plants remain around 60 cm high.
The ground cover rose variety “Coral” is popular for its natural-looking pink flowers and glossy dark green leaves. The variety is very floriferous and resistant to many rose diseases. It reaches a maximum height of 60 cm and is winterproof.
The ground cover rose variety “Appleblossom” has tender pinkish-white flowers that adorn the cushion-forming perennial all summer long.
The ground cover rose variety “Amber” makes large, double, yellow-orange flowers, which then slowly turn pink. This rose reaches a maximum height of 60 cm. The perennial is winter-proof and can tolerate temperatures down to -30 ° Celsius.
Pink blooming ground cover for sun: the peony violet
With its filigree flowers that resemble a butterfly, the peony violet immediately catches the eye. As the name suggests, the flowering period for most varieties begins after Pentecost (around May) and then usually ends in July. The flowering perennial is characterized by strong, broad growth and is therefore perfect for planting corners and niches with an area of 2 to 3 square meters. The plant thrives best in full sun, but can also handle a location in light shade.
Ground cover for sunny locations: the pinto
The peonies sprout dark pink to pink flowers in spring, which set accents in the flowerbed, on the edge of the wood or in the rock garden. The cushion shrub has a compact habit. Each plant grows up to 20 cm high and just as wide. Many varieties give off a pleasant scent and thus lure useful insects into the garden. A fresh and moderately dry soil proves to be optimal.
Ground cover with pink flowers for the rock garden: long-haired mountain thyme
The long-haired mountain thyme is the perfect ground cover for the rock garden. It is also the perfect gap filler between the stepping stones of the garden path and feels good wherever the soil is dry and poor and the sun shines all day long. It thrives best where most plants don’t stand a chance. If the location suits him, he will thank you with pink flowers. The cushion-forming ground cover is very easy to care for and does not require any water or fertilizer.
Blooming hardy ground cover: the carpet phlox
The carpet phlox is one of the most beautiful carpet-forming plants. Its pink, pink and lavender flowers delight the eye in spring. But the perennial can do even more: in the evening it gives off a pleasant scent and attracts butterflies and bees. The carpet phlox spreads quickly and is ideal as a gap filler, to displace weeds and as an accent on the edge of the wood. The plant gets along well in a shady location, but can also tolerate light shade. The water requirement is low, the ground cover does not need any fertilizers. A pruning is also not necessary.
Ground cover for sun: the soap herb
Soap herb is a vigorous ground cover with dark green foliage and pink flowers. You can find different varieties in the garden center. Some of them are evergreen and some are evergreen. The difference is that the first ones gradually change their foliage and the green leaves keep all year round, while the evergreen plants keep their foliage in the cold season and then change in the spring. The ground cover sows itself and gets by with little care. It only needs to be poured during prolonged periods of heat and drought. The ground cover needs to be pruned regularly to ensure protection against diseases.
Ground cover with pink flowers for partial shade
Ground cover with pink flowers: the spotted dead nettle feels good in partial shade
The spotted dead nettle forms pink flowers that change to pink and purplish pink over time. It is precisely these flower buds that make the ground cover so attractive. They attract pollinating insects and provide food for bees and butterflies. But even after the end of the flowering period (mid-May – early August), the cushion-forming perennial with its egg-shaped leaves attracts attention. The plant retains its foliage during the winter months.
Pink-blooming ground cover for partial and light shade: The busy Lieschen
With a flowering time from April to September, the hard-working Lieschen is the permanent bloomer among the ground cover plants. The creeping plant spreads over the entire area, but its rather compact growth and height of almost 40 cm allow sunlight to pass through. Therefore, the ground cover cannot displace weeds. However, numerous plant combinations with other ground cover are possible. A nutrient-rich, moderately moist soil promotes growth and extends the flowering period. Waterlogging should be avoided at all costs, the hardworking Lieschen can tolerate drought.
Spring bloomer for partial shade: the candytuft
The candytuft is a beautiful spring bloomer. In nature, the perennial forms snow-white flowers. There are now hybrid varieties such as “Pink Ice” that bloom in soft pink and white. Another essential difference between the hybrids and the wild plant: Hybrids also thrive in partial shade, while the wild plant only feels comfortable in full sun. The candytuft prefers a moderately fresh and well-drained soil, has a low nutrient requirement and copes well with longer dry periods in summer.
Ground cover with pink flowers and leaves: the starfish flower
Don’t let the name fool you: the starfish flower is not a flower. It is a decorative perennial whose flowers and leaves turn pink. The ground cover is a real magnet for butterflies and other pollinating insects during the flowering period from May to July. The succulent plant needs little water and is the perfect addition to the rock garden or Japanese garden.
Ground cover with bright pink flowers: the upholstered sedum plant
The upholstered sedum plant is a splendidly blooming ground cover that can be combined with succulents. Their leaves also turn pink in autumn. The plant is very robust and easily defies frost, wind and snow in winter and heat and drought in summer.
Ground cover that bloom pink: evening primrose
The evening primrose is known for its bright yellow flowers. But did you know that there are now also white-pink or yellow-pink flowering varieties? They give off a light scent and attract bees and bumblebees into the garden. Therefore, the plant is ideally suited for a bee pasture. The flowering period begins in July and ends in September. Depending on the variety, the ground cover shrub grows well in full sun or light shade. It prefers a dry and well-drained soil and is considered to be very easy to care for. Provide it with slow release fertilizer at the start of the gardening season and only water it in the months between May and August when the heat is persistent and it will thank you for the good care with a display of flowers.
Pink blooming ground cover not only provide splashes of color, but also bright, dark niches and corners. They can be easily combined with other plants and cut a fine figure both as solitary plants on the edge of the wood or around the garden path and as part of a flowerbed. The demands on the soil also vary depending on the type of plant. Most of the pink flowering ground covers, however, are sun worshipers and prefer dry soil. But there are also perennials that can tolerate light shade and partial shade.