Adding seasonal color to your property’s plant beds can wake up a tired landscape and add instant curb appeal. The vibrant annuals and eye-catching perennials we place at entrances, in containers and by gathering spaces make a statement—just like dressing up a basic top with a striking necklace.

But even seasonal color can feel blah if you select the same plants year after year. Of course, there are timeless blooms that are favorites, and there’s nothing wrong with adhering to tradition. You can have it all. Retain your go-to colors and add fresh plants.

Plant varieties and bloom colors come on to the scene just like fashion trends grace the runway. This year’s top plant picks are inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral.

What is the Pantone Color of the Year?

The Pantone color system helps designers, painters, and professionals in other creative industries match colors for products. When Pantone releases its Color of the Year, you’ll find its influences in fashion, home goods, marketing—it’s everywhere, including in the landscape. According to Pantone, Living Coral is “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Look around. You’ll notice that on-trend design incorporates this fresh, warm color. So can you, by refreshing your seasonal landscape color scheme to include some coral hues.

Living Coral Amaryllis

Add Coral to Your Favorite Seasonal Color Scheme

Plants in the coral color family play well with some of the color schemes you’re accustomed to using in the landscape, and adding this fresh look to your landscape beds’ color pallet will immediately update the look. Consider these complementary plant color combinations—coral with purple, coral and yellow, coral blended with pink. We’re not suggesting you abandon your go-to seasonal color favorites, but instead, work some new varieties into the landscape for a look that’s relevant.

Test New Hues in Containers

Versatile containers are a convenient way to try out new plants without committing to installing them throughout landscape beds. Especially in landscapes where beds are mostly returning perennials, containers give you the flexibility to include on-trend colors without changing the existing plant palette.

Go bold with containers and build a layered look that includes a focal point plant or flower, a lower-growing “spiller” that might trail out of the container, and a filler plant that might be an evergreen to add volume. Why not choose coral blooms for the feature plant?

Coral Charm Peony Flower

7 Living Coral Inspired Plants to Liven Up Your Westchester, NY Landscape

Update your property’s landscape beds with on-trend seasonal color by trying one of these coral-toned flowering plants, which will grow strong in our Northeast climate.

Hilary Itoh Hybrid Peony

  • Pink/coral blooms with tints of yellow and peach
  • Grows in full sun or partial shade
  • 28 to 36 inches in height

Mirella Hardy Mini Gladiolas

  • Red-orange color
  • Prefers full sun
  • Grows up to 24 inches tall

Double Passion Daylily

  • Pinkish-coral color
  • Grows in full sun or partial shade
  • 18 to 25 inches tall when mature

Cardinal Reblooming Daylily

  • Pink and coral with strikes of yellow
  • Prefers full sun
  • Reaches 18 to 24 inches in height

Awesome Luck Daylily

  • Orange-coral color
  • Full sun
  • Grows up to 18 to 24 inches tall

Coral Sunset Peony

  • Pinky-coral color
  • Full sun
  • Grows 24 to 30 inches tall

Nora Barlow Columbine

  • Pink-coral with white accents
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Can grow 18 to 36 inches tall

Just Add Coral to Your Landscape This Season

Let’s talk color! Update your landscape’s design with fresh color—we’ve got ideas for you. Find out how one of our landscape designers can integrate the season’s hottest hue into your Westchester, NY residential or commercial property.

You can have a timeless landscape design that is also on trend. We’ll show you how. Contact Neave Landscape Management to learn more.