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Colour codes


The identification of the colour of a flower and of a leaf of a ornamental product is coded as follows:

  • the classification according to the VBN (Union of the Dutch auctions) main colour (11 colours)
  • the classification according to the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) (50 colours)
  • the classification accoring to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) (969 colours)

Beside these codes Floricode adds to every RHS colour code the corresponding RGB values.

How to use

With this set of colour codes users can represent the colour of each ornamental product in their systems by which users can make the colour selections that they wish. With the corresponding RGB values the correct colours can be shown on computer screens.

How to obtain

The codes can be obtained:


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