Today is all about pink flowering plants that are heat tolerant.
Pink is my favorite color by far! If I wasn’t married, I would have one of those totally pink homes inside. My dream kitchen would be retro 1950s vibes with all pink appliances!
I also love pretty pink flowers. Almost all the flowers in my garden are pink! I just can’t seem to help it 🙂 This is the time of year everyone wishes they had gone with a more heat tolerant plant. Sometimes I get carried away at Lowe’s and just want to buy all the pretty flowers. I usually learn the hard way, but most don’t survive the VERY LONG Texas summer that is usually very dry too.
Since I love pink, I wanted to share with you some of my all-time favorites. This list is full of tried and true pink flowering plants that are heat tolerant. Some of these are also great options for long term shade in your yard!
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Talk about a hearty plant! Crepe myrtles are not only heat tolerant, but they are really drought tolerant too once they are established. I have a massive one in my front yard that shades just like a tree!
You can buy almost all sizes of these, and you can even have them in pots. I had a little one on my balcony for years when I lived in an apartment.
Depending on your climate, make sure you check with your nursery to see what the best time to plant is. The picture below is one of mine in the front yard. This is a light pink, but I also have a dark pink one. They are both so pretty!
After ten years of growing these, I can honestly say they are the most heat tolerant potted plant I have ever had. I used to be terrible about watering when I was younger, and always forgot to water my geranium. It didn’t faze it one bit.
I have dozens of these in pots all over my yard because they are so heat tolerant. They actually prefer less water too. Check out my important summer tips just for geraniums that has helped many readers keep theirs alive even in 100 degree weather.
This tropical pink flower is another one I am crazy about. They do require more water in pots, but they can sit in the hot sun without any problems. A few summers ago we had temperatures 112 + every day for 45 days (it was a record) and my potted hibiscus thrived the entire time. I lived in an apartment during that time too, so it was on the balcony without any options to move it around. Be sure to read my tried and true hibiscus tips, plus how to plant it the right way!
Pink roses are the best! Roses do well in Texas because they are so tough in the heat. I have lost more roses to flooding and freezing versus the heat. They also grow well in rocky soil with little rain. Pretty much the perfect plant for Texas or other hot climates! If you missed my post on how to grow the BIGGEST rose blooms, make sure to save it for later!
I don’t personally have an althea, but my parents have had one at least 15 years (picture below), but probably even longer. It has been in the backyard flower bed the entire time without even looking wimpy during the intense heat. This is a purple pink bloom and it also grows into a large bush! It provides a ton of shade for their back windows.
Once it was established, it barely needed any water too.
I get questions about mimosa trees A LOT! This is an actual tree and grows wild all over Texas. It is so beautiful with the softest, prettiest feathery blooms! It does perfect in hot, dry weather. If you ever need a tree for the backyard, this is a fun one to look into. Not to mention, it smells so heavenly.
This does well in in hot climates and grows wild around our area. I love it’s pretty multi-colored blooms, but especially the ones that have pink! I have recently started growing Lantana in pots too, and I really love it. In the ground, it doesn’t need much water at all.
If you decide to grow it in a pot, make sure the pot is large with a good drainage area similar to how I potted hibiscus in this one. It can get over watered easily, so mine do best keeping it damp everyday with half sun, half shade.
Pink verbena is similar to lantana in looks, but it is another one that does well in the heat. I have never had much luck with them in small pots, but in large pots and in the ground, they do great!
Check out this information on growing verbena. It also has some information on the pink verbena.
These are great pink flowering plants that are heat tolerant! They grow well from seed and don’t need much water once established. Zinnias do great with deadheading spent blooms, so they produce flowers all summer.
I have grown these in pots too, but they tend to do better in flower beds. If you do want them in pots, just make sure it is a large pot with good drainage!
Enjoy adding some pink vibes to your yard or patio!!