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Colour Trends for 2015

What is going to be the colour of summer 2015? Red, blue, yellow? No... we are predicting orange to be the colour of the summer (we haven't gone crazy in the heat honestly). There are some fantastic orange flowering plants that liven up any border and make sensational impacts in dreary corners. Read more below to find out what orange flowering beauties have made our top 5!

Geum 'Prinses Juliana'


Geum 'Prinses Juliana' is a stunning variety of Geum with glorious, eye-catching orange flowers that appear on slender stems throughout the summer. Happy in sun or partial shade, 'Prinses Juliana' can play a key part in any hot border; looks fantastic when used as contrasting colour in borders and will brighten up any dull corner in your garden. Geum 'Prinses Juliana' has a height and spread of 60cm.

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'


Spikes of bright orange flowers with splashes of flame-like reds adorn slender but sturdy stems. Appearing in August and flowering well into October, Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' really is one of the most beautiful Montbretia available. It will make a perfect addition to any mixed border and is hugely versatile in garden designs, working well as clumps or in swathes in a mid-border position. Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' has a height of 60cm and a spread of only 10cm.

Rosa 'Warm Welcome'


Rosa 'Warm Welcome' is a miniature, climbing rose that has small, semi-double, vibrant orange flowers that appear from July to September. It is perfect for any sunny position and is one of the longest flowering climbing roses currently available. These flowers really come into their own around dawn and dusk when their vivid orange flowers pierce through the faded light.

Lilium 'Easy Salsa'


Vibrant orange flowers with inner dark markings make this Asiatic lily both a striking or subtle addition to borders or pots. A maximum height of 90cm makes 'Easy Salsa' a perfect addition to the middle of any border where it can make that much needed statement in late summer/early autumn or help to bring some depth to your planting scheme.

Achillea 'Terracotta'


Achillea 'Terracotta' is a wonderful orange flowering yarrow which fades to cream towards the end of the summer/beginning of autumn. It has a gloriously long flowering period and is drought-tolerant. With an eventual height of 80cm, it is a perfect plant to have mid-position in a hot border. It can be used to accentuate other flower shapes within a border due to its unusually broad flowers.

May 2015