How to Create A Garden Inspired by Living Coral

Pantone describes Living Coral as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge."

Emotive Qualities of Living Coral

Emotive Qualities of Living Coral

Defined by Pantone, we found it only fitting to identify a flower that embodied those lovely qualities in looks and in reputation.

  • a. Comforting - Easy Does It Rose
    - Delectable colors of mango orange, peach-pink & ripe apricot bounce off the mirrored glossy green leaves, providing a flamboyant fruit salad for the landscape. Her free-flowing swirling shades of sunset show up in fragrant large colorful clusters atop a rounded bushy plant. A disease resistant, vigorous, flowerful & fabulous seductress of the garden.
  • b. Engaging - Dahlia
    - a beautiful showy bloom that ranges in many colors and styles.
  • c. Playful - Verbena
    - as if a group of children all playing together, verbena is a bright cluster of small flowers that offer long lasting color to borders and trailing out of containers.
  • d. Optimistic - Bougainvillea
    - A profusely blooming selection that boasts rich gold-colored flower-like bracts that age to a lovely pink. Features an exceptionally dwarf, mounding habit that is great for small spaces, containers or borders. Evergreen in frost-free regions; can be used in colder climates as a summer annual for patio containers and hanging baskets.

Even More Plants That Embody the Living Coral Spirit Plus the Companion Plants That Highlight Them...

Living Coral looks great with flowers that have a similar warmth, such as burgundy, red, pink, yellow, cream, gold and orange. For a vivid combination you can also pair coral flowers with purple, periwinkle or violet-blues.

Teal blue is coral’s complementary color, so plants with blue-green foliage such as lavender, Artemisia and various grasses are great companions. This also goes for grey-blue and olive green foliage in plants like lamb’s ears, sage and dusty miller.
 

~Ruby, SummerWinds Green Goods Coordinator

2019 color of the year plants
  • a. Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
  • b. New Guinea Impatiens
  • c. Dahlia (Deep Red or Burgundy as a Companion)
  • d. Geraniums
  • e. Dianella (Companion)
  • f. Angelonia (Companion)
  • g. Begonia

2019 color of the year plants
  • h. Lobelia (Companion>
  • i. Petunias
  • j. Peony
  • k. Succulents (Companions)
  • l. Bougainvillea
  • m. Heuchera (Companion)

These are just a few of the many wonderful plants we have in-store. Stop by your local SummerWinds Nursery and see what inspires you.