21 Pink Dahila Varieties With Beautiful Blooms

Thinking of adding some pink dahlias to your garden this season, but aren't sure where to start? It's easy to get confused because there are so many dahlias with beautiful pink blooms to choose from! In this article, we look at our favorite pink dahlias you can grow, with names and pictures of each!

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Have you been bitten by the dahlia bug this season, and decided to add a few dahlias with pink blooms to your flower garden? There are many types of pink dahlias, from soft light pink all the way to a hot magenta color. No matter what type of pink you are looking for, there’s likely a dahlia out there with that bloom color.

There are eight types of dahlias that include hundreds of different varieties. These types include cactus, semi-cactus, decorative, pom pom, anemone-flowered and collarette, mignon, single, peony-flowered and orchid. There are also miscellaneous dahlias. Every kind of dahlia needs special care, but most dahlias grow similarly.

If you’ve decided to add some pink or magenta dahlias to your garden this season, you’ve made a great choice! These pink flowers will add visual interest to your flower garden, and can make great cut flowers whenever you are looking for something to add to your flower vase. Let’s take a deeper look at our favorite pink dahlias, with names and pictures of each!

‘Alfred Grille’

‘Alfred Grille’
‘Alfred Grille’ produces magnificent pink-yellow flowers that bloom from July until frost.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Alfred Grille’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘Alfred Grille’ is a fantastic flower to add to your garden. This variety adds a beautiful pop of pink and yellow to a garden. They resemble a sea anemone with their thin, long petals. What’s even better is that they have a terrific vase life, making them a perfect flower to decorate your home.

This variety blooms from July until frost and grows up to forty inches. According to the American Dahlia Society, the Alfred Grille variety has won over 200 awards!

‘American Dream’

‘American Dream’
‘American Dream’ blooms with stunning large pink flowers with dark pink stripes on the petals.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘American Dream’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

If you’re looking for a solid pink variety to add to your garden, look no further than ‘American Dream.’ This variety of dahlia continuously blooms into a beautiful pink color with darker pink stripes down the petals.

These flowers often win awards and are kept in many experienced gardeners’ plots. It does best in well-lit areas with loose, fertile soils.

This variety blooms from July until frost. They are considered double flowers because of the two layers of petals found when in bloom.

‘April Dawn’

‘April Dawn’
‘April Dawn’ has delicate flowers of a light pink hue that bloom from mid-summer.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘April Dawn’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘April Dawn’ gives a garden a more subtle pink addition, and it is perfect for decorating within your plot. Plant this variety in groups of five flowers for the best visual effect. Their petals can be evenly or unevenly regulated throughout the flower, otherwise known as formal or informal.

This variety blooms from midsummer until frost and is a perfect pastel addition to any garden. ‘April Dawn’ is considered a decorative dahlia, which is why it’s popular in all gardens.

‘Cafe Au Lait Rose’

‘Cafe Au Lait Rose’
This is a classic pink dahlia with wide petals and flat tips.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait Rose’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This variety is a classic pink dahlia and works great in any garden or home. It’s considered a decorative dahlia and a double dahlia, which means it has broad, flat-tipped petals that can be wavy. These flowers can grow quite tall, making for a great garden addition or bouquet filler.

This popular variety blooms from midsummer until frost. They need consistent moisture throughout the growing season and should be sheltered from strong winds.

‘Dutch Explosion’

‘Dutch Explosion’
‘Dutch Explosion’ produces fantastic white flowers with dark pink pointed tips.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Dutch Explosion’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

As its name suggests, ‘Dutch Explosion’ looks like an explosion of white and pink colors. The flower starts yellow in the middle, then moves to white, and finally a dark pink at the tips of the pointy petals. Even though it looks spiky, the petals are incredibly soft to the touch. Don’t let your pets near them; this variety is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.

This variety blooms from July until frost. It loves full sun, and while it’s a member of the cactus dahlia family, it still needs consistent moisture while growing for the best blooms.

‘Edinburgh’

‘Edinburgh’
‘Edinburgh’ dahlia blooms with fascinating pink-white flowers with rounded petals.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Edinburgh’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 36” – 48”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

Similar to the previous variety, ‘Edinburgh’ starts white towards the center of the flower, then changes to a dark pink at the ends of the petals.

However, this flower’s petal shapes are quite different. Rather than being long and skinny, Edinburgh’s petals are small and rounded. The flower heads can grow up to 10-inches wide!

This variety blooms from late summer until frost. It is considered a decorative dahlia due to its beautiful pink and white petals. They also grow well in containers if needed.

‘Franz Kafka’

‘Franz Kafka’
Franz Kafka’s flowers are perfectly spherical in shape with a pink tinge.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Holland
  • Plant Size: 2’ – 3’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

If you find a pink, pom pom-like flower in your garden, you’ve found a ‘Franz Kafka’ dahlia. These flowers are almost perfectly spherical and offer a beautiful pink shade for your garden. They don’t grow to be very big, only about two to three inches wide. Still, they can contribute a pop of color to your plot.

This variety blooms from midsummer until frost and is one of the cutest varieties of dahlias. This variety attracts butterflies to gardens and is a fun addition to a garden.

‘Frigoulet’

‘Frigoulet’
‘Frigoulet’ produces deep pink flowers that delight with their beauty from mid-July until frost.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Frigoulet’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘Frigoulet’ offers a striking, dark pink color that gradually lightens the further down the petal it goes. Like the other dahlias on our list, you’ll want to plant this variety in groups of five for the best visual effect. These flowers are excellent as cut flowers and border flowers. They’re also toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.

This variety blooms from July until frost and can grow up to sixty inches tall. As a cactus dahlia, Frigoulets have some of the most exceptional blooms across the hundreds of varieties.

‘Gerrie Hoek’

‘Gerrie Hoek’
Soft pink flowers of this variety will win your heart.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Gerrie Hoek’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: The Netherlands
  • Plant Size: 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘Gerrie Hoek’ dahlias are fantastic flowers if you’re looking for a soft pink to add to your garden or a bouquet. The blooms can grow up to six inches, with yellow near the center and pink throughout the petals. This variety resembles water lily flowers and is sure to steal your heart. They’re sure to be eye-catchers in your garden!

This variety blooms from July until frost and creates a gorgeous garden display. It makes sense that ‘Gerrie Hoek’ is considered a waterlily dahlia due to its resemblance to the different species.

‘Henriette’

‘Henriette’
‘Henriette’ blooms from July with delicate salmon-pink flowers.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Henriette’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Vermont
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This variety has a salmon pink color and is much lighter than most of the types on our list. The darkest pink ‘Henriette’ is at the center of the bloom. Its petals can be unraveled to make them two-thirds longer than their apparent width. Interestingly, this variety is part of the cactus dahlia family group!

This variety blooms spectacularly from July until frost and makes an excellent, long-lasting garden addition. This variety is considered a semi-cactus dahlia – it doesn’t bloom as fully as a cactus dahlia.

‘Honka Surprise’

‘Honka Surprise’
‘Honka Surprise’ dahlia produces unique bright pink flowers with a yellow center.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Honka Surprise’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 2’ – 3’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This unique variety of dahlia is often overlooked due to its lack of petals and big bloom. ‘Honka Surprise’ boasts brilliant pink petals with a bright yellow center, making it easy to identify in a garden. Like the Henriette variety, this flower has curled petals that can be expanded to at least two-thirds their length.

This variety blooms from July until frost and is a fantastic pollinator for bees and butterflies. It is classified as an orchid dahlia, an open-centered flower with one ray of florets.

‘Jan Van Schaffelaar’

‘Jan Van Schaffelaar’
‘Jan Van Schaffelaar’ produces gorgeous dark pink pompom flowers that will make a great bright addition to your flower garden.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Jan Van Schaffelaar’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 2’ – 3’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This pompom dahlia variety has a darker pink color than the previous ‘Franz Kafka’ variety. The petals are densely packed to create a sphere atop dark green foliage. They can grow up to thirty-six inches tall, making them easy to spot. This variety is a stunning addition to a garden needing some extra color.

‘Han Van Schaffelaar’ blooms from midsummer until frost, and grows larger than the ‘Franz Kafka’ pom pom dahlia. Consider planting the two varieties together for a beautiful patch of fun-looking flowers.

‘Kilburn Rose’

‘Kilburn Rose’
This variety of dahlia offers an incredible shade of pink.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Kilburn Rose’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘Kilburn Rose’ offers the most beautiful shade of pink, in our opinion. Its petals are deep pink with hints of yellow towards the bloom’s center. This variety also belongs to the waterlily category and should be planted in June for the best results. If you’re looking for a dahlia that doesn’t look like a typical dahlia, this is your flower!

This variety blooms from July until frost. ‘Kilburn Rose’ makes an excellent cut flower, like most other dahlias, and can be planted at the back of a mixed herbaceous border to add a pop of color.

‘Magenta Star’

‘ Magenta Star’
‘Magenta Star’ produces a bright pink star-shaped flower that will be a great addition to your garden.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Magenta Star’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 5’ – 6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This variety is a single dahlia with broad petals forming a star-like bloom. The bloom’s center features a yellow fringe while the petals are streaked pink and white. ‘Magenta Star’ is a terrific addition to your garden, not only because it’s award-winning but because it’s great for borders and in-home decorating.

This variety blooms from July until frost and grows up to sixty inches tall. It is the winner of the Award of Garden Merit given out by the Royal Horticultural Society!

‘Pink Giraffe’

‘Pink Giraffe’
‘Pink Giraffe’ blooms with beautiful soft pink flowers with dark pink and white stripes on its petals.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Pink Giraffe’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 1’ – 2’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

This variety gets its name from the gorgeous pink and white stripes adorning its petals from the center to the tip. ‘Pink Giraffe’ dahlias don’t grow as tall as other varieties, so it’s best to plant them in spots where they won’t be overshadowed. The beautiful pattern on the petals should be displayed for all to see!

‘Pink Giraffe’ blooms from July until frost and is another prestigious Award of Garden Merit winner. They can be planted in containers and pots to showcase their beautiful colors.

‘Strawberry Ice’

'Strawberry Ice’
‘Strawberry Ice’ dahlia has delicate pink flowers with a white-yellow center slowly turning into light pink color.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Strawberry Ice’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 48” – 60”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

While strawberries are considered red, this variety’s color is much closer to light pink. The bloom starts with white and yellow in the center, then gradually turns light pink at the end of the petals. The blooms can grow up to ten inches wide, making them an awesome choice for bridal bouquets and gardens alike.

This variety blooms from July until frost and is part of the decorative dahlia family. It’s considered a double dahlia because of the layering of broad, flat-tipped petals.

‘Surprise’

‘Surprise’
‘Surprise’ dahlia produces wonderful peach flowers making it a unique addition to the garden.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Surprise’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

Like the Newaukum Honey variety, ‘Surprise’ tends to be more peach-colored at the ends of the petals, with a more vibrant pink in the middle. Its unique coloring makes it a great addition to a garden, especially one with softer colors. This variety takes center stage no matter the weather, as they aren’t top-heavy and will stand up straight even in the rain.

This variety blooms from July until frost. Its petals shimmer when caught in sunlight, so be sure to plant them somewhere eye-catching. They are considered cactus dahlias but are also known as spider dahlias because of their unique petal shape.

‘Teesbrooke Audrey’

‘Teesbrooke Audrey’
This unusual collared variety produces double-layered flowers.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Teesbrooke Audrey’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 35” – 40”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

‘Teesbrooke Audrey’ is also known as Collarette Dahlia, but it is a variety of dahlia nonetheless. This flower has two layers to its bloom; a star-shaped arrangement of light-pink petals on the bottom and thin, white fringe-like petals on top. The center is a beautiful yellow, making the entire flower look like a pastel dream.

This variety blooms from July until frost and is our first collarette dahlia on the list. ‘Teesbrooke Audrey’ variety is another great magnet for pollinators.

‘The Phantom’

‘The Phantom’
This variety will decorate your garden with unusual colors of light pink, cherry and yellow.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘The Phantom’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Mountains of Mexico and Central America
  • Plant Size: 3’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

If you’re looking for a completely unique style of dahlia to add to your garden, you’ll definitely want to check out the anemone-style Phantom variety. The center of the bloom has cherry and yellow-colored petals in a semi-sphere, while the outside petals are light yellow and pink. This variety is a breath-taking addition to any garden.

This variety blooms from July until frost. Its flowers can bloom up to three inches wide, and the plant itself grows up to forty feet tall!

‘Wizard of Oz’

‘Wizard of Oz’
‘Wizard of Oz’ produces delicate pink pom-pom flowers which are recommended for use in bouquets.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Wizard of Oz’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Holland
  • Plant Size: 32”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

Even though ‘Wizard of Oz’ is part of the pompom family, it’s not as tightly packed, which gives it a more relaxed bloom. Its petals are soft pink and honeycomb-shaped, growing between two and three inches wide. This variety makes terrific bouquets as it grows with a single flower on top of a long stem.

This dahlia blooms from July until frost. It offers a lighter pink than the other pompom dahlias on our list. Combining all three varieties in your garden leads to a beautiful pink gradient!

‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’

‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’
‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ is a two-layered flower: the bottom layer has dark pink petals, and the top layer consists of small white petals.
Scientific Name: Dahlia ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Central and South America, Mexico
  • Plant Size: 20” – 24”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 6 – 11

Last on our list is ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ that boasts two layers of petals, similar to the Teesbrooke Audrey variety. The bottom layer has dark pink petals, while the top layer has smaller, white petals. In the center is a bright yellow bundle of petals. This variety doesn’t grow as tall as other dahlias and would do best in a pot within your garden.

This variety blooms from July until late fall. It is a collarette dahlia, meaning it features a large, flat ray of petals surrounding its center.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve seen all the differently colored pink dahlias you can grow this season, it’s time to get planting! If the growing season has already passed you by, there’s no reason not to start loading up on dahlia tubers for next spring. Any one of these beautiful pink flowers can make a fine addition to any garden. The question is, can you plant just one? We know that we can’t!

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