Verbena, Viper’s Bugloss, and Chicory blooms blend reds and blues to look vibrant, yet soothing at the same time. The color of these flowers are so beautiful, but what exactly is that color called? This year, Pantone selected Very Peri, a periwinkle hue to be the 2022 color of the year!
Many flowers are Very Peri, and range in color from soft purples, to periwinkle-blues. These colors are attractive to pollinators and are made of a variety of anthocyanin pigments. Since anthocyanins cover a wide spectrum of red colors, there can be many subtle shifts in how these reds, purples, and soft blues can appear. To discover more about the wonderful world of plant pigments, click here.
In the collage below, I went through my archives and selected my favorites nature photos that highlight Very Peri. I will definitely be on the watch in 2022 for this beautiful, cheerful yet soothing color!
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