Pantone has announced its Colour of the Year for 2019: Living Coral. The company calls it “a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings, and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”

Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar and energizing aspects of colour found in nature. The colour is expressed in many flowers of the PanAmerican Seed assortment. Our breeders already saw this trend coming and brightened our assortment with flowers that match and accent this beautiful, vibrant colour.

Celosia Ice Cream Salmon, for example, is very much in line with this colour trend. This heat-tolerant, long-lasting product stands tough when temperatures rise. Ice Cream will not melt in the sun! These early, compact and well-branched plants are stunning in patio planters and gardens.

You can also think of Petunia Easy Wave ® Coral Reef, with beautiful dark peach-to-coral flowers with a white-to-green throat. You will always stand out in the petunia market with Easy Wave. The plants have a mounded habit with more controlled spread than Wave® varieties, and they are perfect for solo and mixed planters and baskets, gardens and landscapes.

Aquilegia Clementine™ Salmon Rose is a very pretty Columbine with bouquets of spurless double flowers facing upwards for a perfect display. The plant is easy to grow and a welcome addition in borders, landscapes and containers. Aquilegia Clementine is also available in White, Blue, Dark Purple, Rose, Red and a Mixture.

With shades from deep salmon to pink, Gerbera Revolution™ Salmon Shades with Light Eye also fits perfectly in this colour range. Gerbera Revolution is the most uniform gerbera you can grow! When it comes to uniformity of flowering window across a complete colour range, Revolution is the leading standard-size pot gerbera. No surprises…you grow, pick, pack and ship just as you planned. High uniformity enables a consistent, fully programmable, high-density crop year-round.

Loveliness comes easy to this fully-double Double Zahara™ Salmon Zinnia. The sweet softness of salmon-coloured flowers drift dreamily up over the foliage. With its big, round-headed, many-petaled blooms, this zinnia makes a sensational display in the garden. These plants are reliable, heat- and drought-tolerant, and never need deadheading.

Other on-trend products in this colour-range include: