What Do Monk's Robes and Botany Have To Do With Hooker's Green?
19th Century botanist William Hooker struggled to find a green to match the
English countryside he worked in. Mixing paints in the field was cumbersome,
so using a combination of Prussian Blue and Gamboge
(the saffron color of Buddhist monk's robes),
he found the perfect shade for illustrating leaves. And thus, Hooker's Green was born!