Colorful Flowers: Fill Your Garden With The Pantone Color Of The Year

Did you know that every December the tint and hue experts at Pantone announce an official color of the year for the coming months? This color can influence trends in everything from wardrobe designers and home décor sets to graphic design and marketing campaigns. The Pantone color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral.

“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is equally true for Living Coral,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”

Use Colorful Flowers To Show Off The Pantone Color Of The Year In Your Garden

Pantone color of the year, Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546), sounds like something you would be more likely to find under the sea than in your backyard, but it turns out there are plenty of plants and flowers that fit the bill perfectly.

Here are six recommended additions featuring Living Coral, Pantone color of the year 2019, that will grow happily in the yards of Bay Area homes.

     Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose
  1. Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose
  2. This hybrid tea rose features a fruity fragrance and gorgeous petals that are a color mixture of coral and orange. It is also the winner of 12 international awards. The colorful flowers bloom in the late spring to early summer and grows 3.5 to 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

  3. Amerihybrid Ruffled Coral Salmon Tuberous Begonia
  4. This begonia boasts of large, semi-ruffled flowers up to 5-9 inches across that bloom from midsummer until frost. These coral color pleated petals pop against dark green foliage. This plant is heat tolerant and does best in well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil. It is deer and rabbit resistant and grows 14-20 inches tall and 12-16 inches wide.

  5. Wizard Coral Sunrise Coleus
  6.  Wizard Coral Sunrise Coleus

    For those wanting some coral-colored foliage, this coleus features a pink center and green edging. It has an upright habit that works well in containers or landscape features. Its color starts salmon-pink in cooler conditions and can mature to lighter pink when warmer. It grows 12-14 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide.

  7. Sombrero Hot Coral Coneflower
  8. A drought-tolerant perennial that can bring the heat to a border, this coneflower with beautiful coral color does well in sunny gardens. It blooms from late spring through the summer and does well in cutting gardens. These colorful flowers also attract butterflies and are deer resistant. It grows 24-26 inches tall and 16-22 inches wide.

  9. Apricot Emperor Tulip
  10.  Apricot Emperor Tulip

    An early-blooming tulip with coral-apricot petals, these colorful flowers features a strong stem that can withstand both the wind and the rain. These fragrant, color rich tulips can be used for edging or in containers. They grow up to 16 inches tall and 6-9 inches wide.

  11. Horizon Coral Spice Geranium
  12. This plant is a perennial that provides a terrific pop of color with rounded bright coral flowers; it will bloom from late spring until the first frost. It can attract hummingbirds and is deer and rabbit resistant. It is ideal for growing in baskets, beds or containers and grows 12-16 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Looking for other ways to incorporate Living Coral?

          Show Off The Pantone Color Of The Year In Your Outdoor Space

Decorate your front door

If you have your garden exactly the way you like it, there’s no reason to disrupt your landscaping to accommodate a new color. You can reflect Pantone color of the year, Living Coral’s orange and pink tones, in your decorating choices both indoors and out. Try adding outdoor throw pillows to your deck furniture, or sprucing up your outdoor planters with a coat of paint.

We also encourage you to come down to any of our Bay Area locations and talk with our experts about how we can help accessorize. This beautiful front door is on display at our Cupertino location, which is full of inspiration for your own home. If painting your entire front door is a bit much, Living Coral can be incorporated into door hangings, wreaths or swag, door mats and more – just ask!

About SummerWinds Nursery:

SummerWinds Garden Centers is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds operates retail nurseries in the Silicon Valley, California and the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, making it one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the west. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.