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Focus on color: Grow these peach-colored flowers to celebrate the Pantone color of the year

The best flowers to add this soft and inviting color to your garden

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Colorful flower gardens can brighten your day, support your local wildlife, and even help you celebrate a new year. Pantone, the company best known for the Pantone Matching System that helps people find and create specific colors of paint, has been choosing a color of the year every year since 1999. This year’s color isn’t just great for interior decorating — it’s also a great choice for your garden! Here’s what you need to know about bringing the color of the year to your home and garden with peach flowers.

What is the 2024 Pantone color of the year?

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The 2024 Pantone color of the year is Peach Fuzz. It is a warm shade of pink that, as the name implies, is reminiscent of peaches. This inviting pink is soft, sweet, and luckily, is the color of many flowers. While you can celebrate this color in your garden by planting peach trees, there are also faster growing plants you can choose. If you’re curious about the color of the year, consider reading all about it on Pantone’s website, where you can learn all about the selection process and explore previous colors of the year.

Peach-colored flowers for your garden

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There are peach flowers for any environment or experience level, including some garden classics. Peach ranunculus, more commonly known as buttercups, can match the Pantone color almost exactly, and they’re excellent as indoor plants and cut flowers. If you’re making a bouquet, why not pair them with some roses? The Shimmer Peach rose variety is an excellent color match, as are the tea rose varieties Bliss Parfuma and Oh Happy Day.

Orange Angelique tulips are another stunning option. This double-petaled variety of tulip has a fluffier appearance than the classic tulip. Carnations, daisies, and dahlias come in a range of colors, including a peachy pink, and will pair well with your tulips. Anthuriums are easy-to-care-for houseplants that come in peach. Consider growing them alongside some peach calla lilies for a festive display.

For hotter, drier regions, consider the ornamental grass pink muhly. Their seed heads can range from bright pink to peachy, and the fuzzy texture makes for a fun visual pun on the name peach fuzz. If you’re worried your lawn is too hot and dry even for a tough grass like muhly, then why not grow a cactus? Prickly pear cacti can bloom in a variety of colors, including peach! Aim for a variety like Peach Chiffon or Grand Mesa Peach for the best match.

Companion plants for your peach fuzz flowers

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Since peach flowers can grow in any environment, practically any plant can be a companion plant. The real question is: What colors look best with Peach Fuzz, and what plants come in those colors?

If pastel flowers appeal to you, then a pale sunset theme might be right up your alley. Pale blue, purple, and red are the colors to aim for. Bachelor’s button, baptisia, and hyacinths are great choices for blue and purple, while dahlias, canna lilies, and begonias are easy to find in light red. If you prefer a brighter scene, then red, pink, and orange are good companions. Poppies, roses, blanket flowers, zinnias, marigolds, and crocosmia are the way to go.

Whether you want to focus on Peach Fuzz or create a color coordinated garden, there are an endless number of delightful ways to incorporate this year’s color of the year into your home and garden. It’s a beautiful color that can be found in many stunning flowers, so no matter if you prefer houseplants or outdoor gardens, add these flowers to your list for a peachy keen year.

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