Favorite Pink Flowered Bulbs Two

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 H -O.


pink genera A-G - pink genera R-Z


Habranthus brachyandrus for its handsome poise, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.

Habranthus brachyandrus, Lee Poulsen

Habranthus x floryi -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b).

Habranthus x floryi, Jay Yourch

Haemanthus carneus -- Doug Westfall, Southern California.

Haemanthus carneus, Cameron McMaster

Hellonias bullata -- which suggests a hardy Veltheimia, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.


Hesperantha -- Lot's of nice pinks, but many are short bloomed. Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Hesperantha baurii, Sentinel Peak, Cameron McMaster

Hesperantha coccinea 'Mrs. Hegarty' (syn. Schizostylis coccinea) -- makes a delightful fall display. Shirley Meneice, Zone 10 most years with an occasional 9 to keep us honest.

Hesperantha latifolia -- I really love Hesperantha latifolia which is a hot pink and a winter bloomer that lasts for weeks, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Hesperanth latifolia, Mary Sue Ittner

Hippeastrum -- commercial cultivars in intense pink, Lee Poulsen, Southern California, USDA Zone 9-10.

Hippeastrum hybrid, Arnold Trachtenberg

Hyacinthus -- any of the pink-flowered garden single-flowered or double, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Pink Perfection', Janos AgostonHyacinthus orientalis 'Woodstock', Janos Agoston

Ipomoea cairica -- lots of pink flowers with a dark eye and interesting palmate leaves until it is cut down by the first frost, Johannes-Ulrich Urban, Germany.


Iris 'One Desire' -- I like its salmon pink color, Jim Shields, central Indiana.


Lilium -- any fragrant pink, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7.

Lilium pink trumpet hybrid, Mary Sue Ittner

Lycoris sprengeri -- a normally pink flower with edges of electric blue is very striking to me, Lee Poulsen, Southern California, USDA Zone 9-10.

Lycoris sprengeri, Jim Waddick

Lycoris squamigera -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b); so easy in our climate, Jim McKenney, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

Lycoris squamigera, Jay Yourch

Narcissus cultivars -- I love pink cup (W-P and Y-P), Lee Poulsen, Southern California, USDA Zone 9-10.


Nerine -- pink species or cultivars, Rogan Roth, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ; Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast; Jim Shields, central Indiana.

Nerine humilis, Bill DijkNerine 'Baby Salmon, Lyn Edwards

Nerine bowdenii 'Pink Triumph' -- Jay Yourch, Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b).


Oxalis bowiei -- huge tall flowers, Mary Sue Ittner and Liz Waterman, Northern California.

Oxalis bowiei, Bob Rutemoeller

Oxalis brasiliensis -- Liz Waterman, Northern California.

Oxalis brasiliensis, Bob Rutemoeller

Oxalis callosa -- with its colorful eye, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Oxalis callosa, Bob Rutemoeller

Oxalis convexula -- cool succulent leaves too, Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Oxalis convexula, Mary Sue Ittner

Oxalis glabra -- (tiny but covered with pink flowers), Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Oxalis glabra, Lyn Edwards

Oxalis hirta -- and the cultivar Oxalis obtusa ‘Gothenburg’, Liz Waterman, Northern California and Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Oxalis hirta, Mary Sue IttnerOxalis hirta 'Gothenburg', Mary Sue Ittner

Oxalis obtusa -- which blooms for such a long time, Liz Waterman, Northern California and Mary Sue Ittner, California's North Coast.

Oxalis obtusa, Mary Sue Ittner

Oxalis obtusa 'Raspberry' -- a favorite of Liz Waterman, Northern California.

Oxalis obtusa 'Raspberry', Liz Waterman

Oxalis triangularis -- leaves and flowers (year round inside), Liz Waterman, Northern California.

Oxalis triangularis, Bob Rutemoeller

pink genera A-G - pink genera R-Z


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