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2 Feb 2018

Purple Pantone Plants: Ultra Violet Trends

Every year, the experts at the Pantone Colour Institute analyse data to arrive at a colour of the year and this year it is Ultra Violet. From paper daisies to a garden full of dahlias or the hardy Hardenbergia violacea – purple flowers can flourish in small or large gardens. 

This blue-based, shade of purple is a statement colour that brings drama, elegance and charm to gardens. The Pantone Colour Institute describes the colour as complex and contemplative, suggesting the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.

Here are a few of our favourite Ultra Violet flowers that can be spotted across the Garden


Ultra Violet flowers can be interpreted in different ways and come in an array of shades.


Add a touch of pink in an Ultra Violet themed garden bed for extra depth.

Did you know?

True ultra-violet light is invisible to human eyes, however many pollinators can see ultra-violet. Many flowers have patterns that are visible with ultra-violet light and this helps guide pollinators to the nectar and pollen in the flowers.

Be inspired by the formal garden while the dahlias are in full bloom at the Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Connect with us on social media for more inspiration on how to add colour to your space. Share the colours of your garden with us on Instagram and use the hashtag #PurpleReign. 

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