Add Splashes of Coral Color to Your Garden Landscape
Posted on: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Coral-Colored Flowers for Your Garden
Looking to add coral color accents to your home garden landscape? We've got 7 beautiful ways you can do just that!
7 Coral-Colored Plants
This solitary succulent (Aloe striata) has flat, broad, pale gray-green leaves that vary in color depending on the sunlight. In full sun, the foliage is pinkish and in shade more bluish-green. Especially showy when blooming. Excellent in rock gardens, containers, mass plantings and as a specimen.*
Coral Glow Texas Yucca
This stunning flower (Hesperaloe parviflora 'Coral Glow') can grow spikes up to six foot tall with warm, coral-orange, trumpet-shaped blooms that tower over clumps of narrow, sword-shaped, gray green foliage. This lovely flower has an exceptionally long growing season and enjoys sun. Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat or containers. Excellent in borders, containers, mass plantings, rock and urban gardens or as a specimen.*
Safari Rose Aloe
This compact, repeat blooming aloe (Aloe x 'Safari Rose' Plant Patent #28,002) has large, showy spikes of salmon-pink colored flower clusters above succulent green toothy leaves with grey-red tips. Prefers partial to full sun. Once established enjoys occasional watering; more in extreme heat; heat and drought tolerant. Excellent in rock gardens, as a specimen, in containers, mass plantings and more.*
Sombrero® Hot Coral Coneflower
A drought-tolerant perennial that can bring the heat to a border, this coneflower (Echinacea x 'Balsomcor' Plant Patent #23,097) with beautiful coral color does well in sunny gardens. Prefers regular watering, weekly or more often in extreme heat. It blooms from late spring through the summer and is excellent as a border, in containers, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, mass plantings, and rock gardens. Grows 24-26 inches tall and 16-22 inches wide.*
SunPatiens® Compact Coral Pink
This compact annual (Impatiens hawkeri) enjoys morning sun to shade and moderate to frequent watering. It blooms freely and can grow up to 4 feet tall. Excellent in garden beds, cutting gardens, on patios, in mixed containers and hanging baskets.
Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose
This hybrid tea rose (Rosa 'Tropicana') features a fruity fragrance and gorgeous petals that are a color mixture of coral and orange. It is also the winner of 12 international awards. These colorful flowers bloom in the late spring to early summer and grows 3.5 to 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Prefers full sun to part shade and deep regular waterings, more often in extreme heat.
Wizard® Coral Sunrise Coleus
For those wanting some coral-colored foliage, this coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) features a pink center and green edging. It has an upright habit that works well in containers or landscape features. Its color starts salmon-pink in cooler conditions and can mature to lighter pink when warmer. Perfers shade to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil. It grows 12-14 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide.
* Source = Monrovia.com
Flowers available seasonally, while supplies last.
Other Ways You Can Incorporate Coral
If you have your garden exactly the way you like it, there’s no reason to disrupt your landscaping to accommodate a new color. You can coral tones in your decorating choices, both indoors and out. Try adding outdoor throw pillows to your deck furniture, or sprucing up your outdoor planters with a coat of paint.
We also encourage you to come down to any of our valley locations and talk with our Trusted Garden Advisors about other ways you can accessorize with coral. If painting your entire front door is a bit much, you can incorporate coral into door hangings, wreaths or swags, door mats and more!