The RHS Colour Chart is the standard horticultural reference guide for identifying a plant’s colour. Every shade is given a unique identification number.
The RHS Colour Chart
Resembling a paint chart, The RHS Colour Chart has 920 colours that can be matched precisely to flowers, fruits and other plants in order to record and communicate colours accurately across the world. Every colour or shade has a unique number and letter code as well as an English name.
As well as being used by horticulturists, it is also used in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fashion as its wide range of colours is based on the natural world.
In our next series of posts, we will be looking at a selection of Lavenders that have achieved an RHS AGM (and a couple that came extremely close). We will retain the RHS Colour Chart reference numbers wherever they are given.