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Top Plants with Coral Blooms - 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

We couldn't be happier about the Pantone color of the year for 2019: Living Coral.

Here's why- - -

Pantone says this color choice is both vibrant and mellow, and it provides warmth, nourishment, comfort and buoyancy in an environment that’s continually shifting.

“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” Pantone says online. “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.”

Living Coral Pantone Plants Annuals and Perennials(1)

To us, gardening is the perfect lighthearted activity and you're going to love the array of annuals, perennials, roses and even shrubs that bloom in this hue.

Want to incorporate this color into your landscaping? Here's some of our favorites...

Best Plants in hues of "Living Coral" 

The Top Coral Colored Roses


Oso Easy Hot Paprika Rose - One of the hardiest varieties you can plant - this charmer blooms from early summer through the first frost.
Drift Coral Rose - Groundcover roses made simple. These top performers are drought and disease resistant and the color can't be beat.
Coral Knockout Rose - A new addition to the incredible Knockout family of roses!
Pantone Color of the Year Coral Knock Out Rose NEW
Mandarin Sunblaze Rose - Giant blooms, small size. Just 15-18" at maturity.
Coral Cove Easy Elegance Rose - Easy Elegance roses are known as the easiest and most hardy line of roses available. The Coral Cove is a petite size, perfect for hedges and just won't stop blooming.
easy elegance rose
Kiss Me Easy Elegance Rose - This double blooming ruffly rose is pretty hard to beat in terms of beauty. But it's also known for being the most fragrant Easy Elegance rose.
kiss me rose

Coralbells (Heuchera) in Peach/Coral Foliage

Heuchera Rio - This perennial is a show stopper for color. The foliage changes throughout the season, from peachy, to amber to yellow. White blooms create a great contrast mid-season.
Heuchera Peach Crisp - The ruffled foliage on this heuchera is what really set it apart but we also like the variety of color you can find on each leaf.
 Heuchera Peach Crisp

Coral Blooming Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Echinacea Colorburst Orange - This echinacea is unusual, from its color to it's habit. The Colorburst is known for it's double orange blooms and interesting green centers that slowly transition to orange. The small to medium size is supported by extra long stems.
Echinacea Kismet Intense Orange - The Kismet is know for the sheer quantity of blooms it produces, and keeps producing all season long.


Other Coral Blooming Perennials

Kniphofia Redhot Popsicle - This interesting perennial is beloved by hummingbirds, thanks to the shape and color of it's blooms.
Papaver O. Prince Of Orange - Oriental Poppies are prized for their blooms but they are also a nice addition to the perennial garden due to the fact that they are deer and rabbit resistant.
Phlox Candy Store Coral Creme - This Phlox Pops! Phlox is a favorite perennial of our landscape team due to the long bloom time and reliability. This variety also has a sweet fragrance.
Phlox Candy Store Coral Creme Drop __15PHL-9108
Hemerocallis South Seas - You'll enjoy these 5" blooms all summer long, and this particular variety really is the perfect shade of "living coral". It looks and feels like a tropical!

Coral Hued Annuals

Coleus Wizard Sunset - We love foliage plants in containers and this one is perfect for a tangy, bright summer design.
Begonia Whopper Red - Named the Whopper for good reason! Big, vigorous plants; exceptional bloom size and excellent heat tolerance.
Verbena Voodoo Salmon Star - The unique starburst pattern of the blooms make this verbena a standout variety but it is also known as one of the larger blooming verbena.
Dahlia Dahlietta Lily - This romantic dahlia is just such a pretty plant. It is a prolific bloomer that can be used in containers or even as a small houseplant.
Pantone Color of the Year Dahlia Dahlietta Lily
Calibrachoa Superbells Coralina - There are actually a couple varieties of calibrachoa that feature a coral bloom but this is one of our favorites. Known for it's cascading color, this variety of superbells will bloom and re-bloom all summer long.
Pantone Color of the Year Calabrachoa Superbells Coralina-1
Phew, quite a list. And really, that is just the beginning. Living Coral is found at every turn in our garden center during the spring and summer. Look for most of these annuals and perennials in the April and May time frame.

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