Categories for Striking Plants

Striking Plants: Mulla Mulla

November 29, 2018

 

Mulla mulla is an Australian plant, formally known as ptilotus exaltatus. It is a robust perennial or ephemeral herb¬†which thrives in spring and summer. However, this plant can live through light frost also. As a¬†result, mulla mulla isn’t ideal for North American winters.

Open flower of Ptilotus exaltatus Mulla Mulla

Mulla Mulla Specifications

  • Small shrub, or even a clumping perennial
  • Grows about half a meter in diameter
  • Can even grow in a variety of acidity levels
  • Prefers¬†sandy soil, sandy loam, and even potting mix
  • Loves sunlight

The Label Design

So, how can the label design emphasize this plant’s characteristics? Well, focus on the soft nature of mulla mulla. Use a soft label stock, or even make an emphasized motif on the design. As a result, you’ll make shoppers want to reach out and pick up the product for a closer look. Also, since the flower is always pink, create a complimentary color scheme that makes it pop.


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Striking Plants: Bear’s Ear

October 25, 2018

 

Bear’s ear, more formally known as primula auricula, or¬†auricula, and even¬†mountain cowslip¬†is a flower which grows on rocks in central Europe. This plant is seen on the Alps,¬†Jura mountains, the Vosges, the Black Forest and the Tatra Mountains. So, learn how this plant will excite your customers.

Bear's Ear garden auricula, Primula x pubescens cultivar

Bear’s Ear Specifications

  • An evergreen perennial
  • Grows to 20¬†cm (8¬†in) tall by 25¬†cm (10¬†in) wide
  • Flowers grow in clusters on 5‚Äď20¬†cm (2‚Äď8¬†in) long stalks

Designing Complimentary Labels

For bright warm blooms, compliment them with bright label design. Even foiling a golden detail will enhance the vibrancy of the plant. So, when the label shines in the light it not only draws shoppers eyes to the packaging, but also to the plant itself.

Alternatively, contrast such vibrant colors with warmer tones on the cool side of the color wheel. Warm purples and greens compliment and contrast the plant at the same time. As a result, the colors won’t look out of place.

Where font is concerned, the simpler the better. For such a vibrant plant, the color should be the main attraction. Use color within the font to create dimension and interest. Even emboss letters to elevate the design.

Minimalism is a fantastic way to keep the focus right where you want it also. So, use labeling technology or booklet-style labels to provide customers with added value. Also, consider how a secondary label applied to the back of the container allows the font to focus on artful presentation. It’s all about competitive and exciting merchandising. It’s all about providing the customers with the best experience possible.


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Striking Plants: The Tongue Plant

September 27, 2018

 

Tongue plant, also more formally known as¬†Glottiphyllum depressum, is a fantastic plant offering thick foliage, bright blooms, and light fruit. It almost looks like a desert¬†dandelion at first glance. However, this plant offers so much more for North American gardeners. For new gardeners and those who like succulents, this plant is an exciting variation. It’s also a small item, perfect for¬†metropolitan apartment dwellers.

Tongue Plant: Glottiphyllum depressum showing main features of the species. Leaves with hooked tips. Flowers and fruits held close to plant on short stems. Fruits are rounded tumble-fruits that easily detach from plant and roll spreading seeds.

Glottiphyllum depressum showing main features of the species. Leaves with hooked tips. Flowers and fruits held close to plant on short stems. Fruits are rounded tumble-fruits that easily detach from plant and roll spreading seeds.

Tongue Plant Specifications

  • South African native plant
  • Very soft seed capsule but also also with thick valves
  • Grows horizontally against the ground
  • Leaves feature hooked tips
  • Succulent which best enjoys sunny, even dry locations



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Striking Plants: Voodoo Lily

August 30, 2018

 

Voodoo lily, also scientifically known as amorphophallus konjac. However, it caries many other names too including:

  • konjak
  • konjaku
  • konnyaku potato
  • devil’s tongue
  • snake palm
  • elephant yam

Amorphophallus konjac (also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, voodoo lily or elephant yam).

Amorphophallus konjac (also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil’s tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, voodoo lily or elephant yam).


Voodoo Lily Specifications

  • Primarily grown for the gigantic flowers and even the unique foliage
  • Smell like rotting meat, so, likely not a great indoor plant
    • as a result, this fragrance attracts pollinators
  • Not as difficult to grow as one would expect
  • Grows to 6 feet tall
  • The bloom lasts one or two days
  • Grows in zones 6-10

    Hoodia Gordonii Specifications

    Lean into the mystic qualities of the plant and even consider using supernatural motifs in the label design. Also, Pantone’s most recent color of year, Ultra Violet perfectly fits with the magical name as well as the color of the plant itself. As a result, customers will connect with the unique features of both the flower and the packaging.


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    Striking Plants: Scorpiurus muricatus

    July 26, 2018

     

    Scorpiurus muricatus, also known as “caterpillar plant”, or “prickly scorpion’s tail” is a European and Syrian legume. The plant even features small flowers and leaves dissimilar to most legumes. As a result, this plant offers unique interest to gardens.

    Scorpiurus muricatus L.  English: Prickly Caterpillar near Cala Ses Salinas, Mallorca. Français : Pied de queue de scorpion. Photo prise près de la Cala Ses Salinas, à Majorque.

    Scorpiurus muricatus L. also known as Prickly Caterpillar near Cala Ses Salinas, Mallorca. Image by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scorpiurus_muricatus_(habitus).jpg

     

    Scorpiurus Muricatus Specifications

    • Primarily used as ground cover instead of being a plant feature
    • Prickly pods added to food for presentation, however, are rarely eaten
    • Annual plant
    • Grows to be half a meter, or just over one foot
    • Ideal for sandy, loamy and also clay soils
    • As a result, needs well-drained soil



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