Popular garden centre group issues advice on introducing Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ into the garden

Haskins is offering plant recommendations for gardeners looking to bring Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year,’ Living Coral, into their garden.


Pantone, the renowned colour matching system, has revealed that Living Coral is its ‘Colour of the Year.’ Already dominating the creative industries, this marine tone is described as ‘embracing warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy.’

Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the following plants for introducing the ‘Living Coral’ shade into the garden:

Rose ‘Flower Carpet Coral’

  • This classic ground-cover rose has glossy, semi-evergreen foliage
  • With clusters of single flowers in coral pink, this rose has a paler centre
  • Flowers from late spring through to autumn
  • In stock at Haskins from March onwards

Sphaerlacea ‘Newleaze Coral’

  • This bushy perennial is deeply-lobed with downy, grey-green leaves
  • Grows to 75cm tall
  • Over the summer months, this bloom bears cup-shaped, coral-red flowers
  • In stock at Haskins from June onwards

Peony ‘Coral Sunset’

  • This fragrant, semi-double bowl shaped flower is quick to bloom
  • With a strong coral colour, this bloom will slowly fade to pale ivory over time
  • Makes an excellent cut flower
  • Long vase life
  • Now available at Haskins as a bare root tuber

Alasdair commented: “As the global authority on colour, Pantone, has announced its chosen ‘Colour of the Year,’ we wanted to help people introduce the in-vogue colour into their garden. Pantone inspires stylists, artists and designers across the country so we wanted to explore the possibility of bringing Living Coral into the garden as well.”