Favorite Pink Flowered Bulbs

In August 2004 the Pacific Bulb Society List topic of the week was favorite pink flowered bulbs. Participants mentioned these bulbs as favorites. They are listed below alphabetically, sometimes with comments, followed by the name and the location of the person who named them as favorite, usually from experience growing them. If there were pictures of these plants on the PBS wiki, a link was added to the picture. There seemed to be some difference of opinion about what is pink and what is purple so plants listed here might be placed on the favorite purple list and vice versa.

This page contains genera A-G.


pink genera H-O - pink genera R-Z


Acis trichophylla 'Rosea' (syn. Leucojum trichophyllum) -- Jane McGary, Northwestern Oregon, USA.

Acis trichophylla, Alessandro Marinello

Allium -- natives, I chose onions over other pink flowers because they can also be EATEN - flowers and leaves in salads and the bulbs where they are plentiful, Ken (USDA Zone 6) Ellensburg, WA.

Allium acuminatum, Mary Sue Ittner

Allium dichlamydeum -- This one that grows on the rocks overlooking the ocean where I live and does well for me and is very beautiful, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Allium dichlamydeum, Mary Sue Ittner

Alstroemeria -- Jane McGary, Northwestern Oregon, USA.

Alstroemeria hookeri, Mark Mazer

x Amarcrinum 'Dorothy Hannibal' -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b).

xAmacrinum 'Dorothy Hannibal', Jay Yourch

Amaryllis belladonna -- pink cultivars, Kevin Preuss, St. Pete, FL; Rogan Roth, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; especially the ones that have other related genera in their ancestry, Lee Poulsen, Southern California, USDA Zone 9-10; Ann, So. California, San Gabriel Valley.

Amaryllis belladonna, Bob RutemoellerAmaryllis belladonna cultivar, Michael Mace

Calochortus amoenus -- I also am very fond of Calochortus amoenus, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Calochortus amoenus, Mary Sue Ittner

Calochortus splendens -- is a nice pink too, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Calochortus splendens, Bob Rutemoeller

Calochortus tolmiei pink forms -- There are some light pink forms of Calochortus tolmiei which are just amazing, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Photo of Calochortus tolmiei taken by Mary Sue Ittner

Calopogon pulchellus -- showy and easy Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.


Clivia 'Pink Star' - a strain in which the petals have a white mid line and a range of pink colors in the different plants, Jim Shields, central Indiana.


Colchicum -- my favorite pink bulbs are colchicums. Most of them are close to true pink rather than lavender. Jane McGary, Northwestern Oregon, USA; Colchicum in general, but especially some of the old tessellated Zocher hybrids which are now about a century old - and also the plant known for years as Bulbocodium vernum, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

Colchicum byzantinum, Mark Wilcox

Colchicum umbrosum -- I think the finest color is in Colchicum umbrosum Jane McGary, Northwestern Oregon, USA.

Colchicum umbrosum, Arnold Trachtenberg

Crinum 'J.C. Harvey' -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b).

Crinum 'J.C. Harvey', Jay Yourch

Crinum 'Walter Flory' -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b).

Crinum 'Walter Flory', Jay Yourch

Crocus kotschyanus in its better forms is a pale mauve that approaches pink under some lighting, Rodger Whitlock, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Crocus kotschyanus, Rodger Whitlock

Cyclamen -- Their various shades and tints of pink are a delight to me. My favorite Cyclamen is whichever one is in bloom at the moment, Jim Shields, central Indiana.

Cyclamen cilicium, John Lonsdale

Cyclamen coum -- favorites are the paler forms, Rodger Whitlock, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; also Mary Sue Ittner for bright pink, California's North Coast.

Cyclamen coum, Mary Sue Ittner

Cyclamen hederifolium -- lovely when massed, Rodger Whitlock, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Cyclamen hederifolium, Angelo Porcelli

Cyclamen libanoticum -- close to the apple-blossom ideal, Rodger Whitlock, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Cyclamen libanoticum, Jim Shields

Cyclamen pseudibericum -- Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Cyclamen pseudibericum, Mary Sue Ittner

Dahlia -- Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.

Dahlia 'Ballerina', Mary Sue Ittner

Dierama pulcherrimum -- Big arching fountains of this in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Lee Poulsen, Southern California, USDA Zone 9-10.

Dierama pulcherrimum, Bob RutemoellerDierama pulcherrimum, Nhu Nguyen

Gladiolus -- Gladiolus hybrids Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.

Gladiolus huttonii hybrid, Mary Sue Ittner

Gladiolus carmineus so welcome in fall, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Gladiolus carmineus, Bob Rutemoeller

Gladiolus geardii -- Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Gladiolus geardii, Bob Rutemoeller

Gladiolus pappei -- Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Gladiolus pappei, Mary Sue Ittner

pink genera H-O - pink genera R-Z


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