Life In Coral – Pantone Colour Of The Year Inspired Flower Arrangement

with Celosia, Snapdragons and double Tulips

Well hey there! Hope you’ve been having a fabulous week so far. Just a hint – it might be about to get even more fab. Pantone released its colour of the year for 2019 and it’s a goody!

“Living Coral” is warm, lively, and delightfully comforting all at once. We’re seeing it splashed through fashion and interiors everywhere, and we couldn’t be happier. To celebrate this stunning colour way, we’ve put together a coral reef themed box of floral beauties for you this week.

Vibrant snapdragons and double petalled tulips will create whimsical shapes as they settle into your vase. Umbrella fern adds delicate fronds of bright green. All anchored with coral reef like celosia.

Start with your stronger stemmed umbrella fern and celosia first, crossing their stems in a squeaky clean vase. Slide in snaps towards the back, and finally weave in tulips, allowing them room to make their beautiful arch towards your table over the next few days. This week’s box is a bendy weave-y one. So pop your snorkel away and enjoy watching the movement and blooming of your own reef over the next few days! Enjoy!

Coral Flower Arrangement Pantone

Celosia – Coral? Brains? Velvet ruffles? Whatever celosia reminds you of, this flower knocks your socks off with twists and turns of delicate coral-like ridges. This week’s celosia is a mix of corally pink and orange, but it also comes in bright colours ranging from greens, purples and yellows to the deepest red.

Double Tulips – This week’s pink double tulips are classic winter blooms flower with a fascinating history! This bendy bloom was intensely rare and revered (ornate vases were designed to show off one single bloom), with a single bulb literally worth its weight in gold at the height of Tulipmania in the 1630’s. Tulips continue to grow in the vase, and have a beautiful tendency to arch towards your table. Use this to your advantage and let your stems lean out of your vase at staggered heights.

Snapdragons – Another bendy bloom! Snapdragons are geotropic which means they bend away from gravity. This is why you sometimes see them with curved stems and tips. Try leaning them out at an angle and watch these tall spiked blooms create interesting shapes! They are also very heavy drinkers so change their water frequently to keep them juicy fresh for longer.

Umbrella Fern – More often than not, greenery is the star of an arrangement – which is the case with this week’s firework shaped umbrella fern. These stems are carefully and sustainably harvested in tropical Queensland forests, and are vibrant and stylish popped straight into a vase on their own.



Coral Flower Arrangement with Celosia, Snapdragons, Fern, and Tulips

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 2-3 stems of celosia

  • 5 tulips

  • 3-4 snapdragons

  • 2-3 umbrella fern

  • clean glass vase

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.