Colour of the year: Ultra vibrant ultra violet
After the fresh Greenery of 2017, gardeners can get excited about the brilliant tone of this year’s Ultra Violet. We’re talking about the colour of the year as chosen by Pantone, the colour standards people.
This brilliant colour was chosen for its mystical, spiritual properties that promote mindfulness, energize the viewer and inspire connection. For gardeners, there is a healthy set of choices among the ultra violet plants that can do all those good things for you in your garden this year.
• For the most stunning violets, there are a number of luminescent morning glories, some with a contrasting centre, that will help you start off the day with fresh energy.
• The humble crocus, harbinger of spring, has a morning fresh ultra violet hue.
• Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ is a very strong ultra violet shade.
• Oxalis ‘Summer Wine’ or ‘Francis’ sport little pink flowers that you will probably cut to put in your pansy vase.
There are plenty of flowers, like this crocus, that come close to this brilliant colour for the garden.
The official colour of the year: Ultra Violet.