Flower Color Guide
Flower Color Guide

Flower Color Guide

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Arranging flowers for your home or a special occasion generally begins with a consideration of color. The small (in size) but hefty (484 page) Flower Color Guide by noted New York floral designers Darroch Putnam and Michael Putnam has been called “a Pantone guide for flowers,’ and that’s just about right. Most of the pages are devoted to images of a single flower with minimal text providing the plant genus, cultivar, color (sometimes), suggested use (“Filler,” “Gesture/Texture,” “Face”), and season of bloom and/or availability.

The 400 flowers featured were photographed by the authors in their Brooklyn studio. “This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers,” they say. The back of the book includes tips on basic flower care, essential tools, suggested color palettes, and notes on sustainability.

For those who appreciate the opportunity to experiment with various combos before purchasing stems, the back of the book contains postage-stamp-size images of all of the book’s featured plants. The thumbnail images are laid out ingeniously in a perforated grid that allows book owners to punch or cut the ‘stamps’ out and arrange them in pleasing ‘bouquets’ before committing to any purchases. The back of each floral ‘stamp’ includes the plant’s name and particulars so creating a shopping list is easy.

  • Softcover
  • 484 pages
  • 7" tall x 5" wide




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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