5 flowers of the color of Pantone 2018

The highly listened Pantone Institute is adamant: the ultraviolet is THE color of the year 2018. And more precisely the shade 18-3838, a deep purple supposed to be both pop, cosmic and contrarian. To test this intense color at home without redoing its decor, here are 5 ultra-violet flowers to make great bouquets and ultra-trendy planters!


Purple crocus

Even before the official arrival of spring, crocuses are among the first flowers of the year to offer their colors. If they come in yellow, white, pink or lavender blue, they are also often dark purple, with bright yellow stamens. If you did not anticipate the color of the year by planting ultraviolet bulbs last fall, there is still time to buy it in a bucket to plant in a planter or even inside in vases or jars filled with earth.
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Lisianthus ultra violet




A must-see in spring gardens, the iris is one of the most majestic and symbolic flowers in the world.Named in this way by the Greeks as a tribute to the goddess Iris, messenger between Gods and Men, it is also a symbol of purity for Christians and the real symbol of French royalty in the Middle Ages. What flower can better embody the description of the color of the year in the official statement of Pantone: “Complex and contemplative, the Ultra-Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the plot of what awaits us and discoveries at What we are today … ”
Our tips for growing irises.
Violet Iris




In the large family of Clematis, certain varieties fulfill all the conditions to be elected flowers of the year 2018 according to Pantone. For example, the cultivar “Etoile Violette”, whose large flowers bring a touch of mystery to the garden all summer, the sublime ‘Black Prince’ whose name seems to be a tribute to the interpreter of Purple Rain, or still the ‘Jackmanii violet clematis’, of a deep mauve raised with golden stamens.So many sublime varieties to grow in the garden to enjoy all summer long their huge flowers extremely decorative …
Violet Earth Clematite



Purple dahlias

For an ultraviolet end of summer and bouquets in tune with the times, the giant dahlia ‘Thomas A Edison’ is the ideal flower this year. Deep purple and velvety, it would have certainly seduced Prince, Jimmy Hendrix and David Bowie, godfathers in spite of them of this 2018 color. Resolutely mesmerizing, it is easily ordered on the internet and is planted in a rich and well exposed land after the Saints of ice. A little wonder to cultivate this year and all the next ones without hesitation!
Violet Dahlia