Peach Fuzz

How can British Garden Centres and Pantone’s Colour of the Year transform your outdoor space

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The Pantone Colour of the Year is an important benchmark in fashion, design and the home. This year, the colour on everyone’s lips is Peach Fuzz. According to the colour experts, the 2024’s Peach Fuzz is a “warm and cosy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates”.  We look at ways to bring this gentle colourway into your garden over the next few months.

Peach Fuzz is a blush-like tone softly nestled between pink and orange provides plenty of inspiration and can bring a delicate hue to our gardens.  It is both romantic and evokes the look and feel of a traditional English cottage garden.

One of our favourite peach-coloured blooms must be the quintessential English Rose which has many varieties available in velvety shades that are bang on the Pantone trend.  Popular varieties include ‘Warm Wishes’, ‘Bathsheba’ ‘Dame Judi Dench’ and ‘The Lark Ascending’. Whether it be a shrub rose, climbing, or rambler, your local British Garden Centres stores will have the perfect rose in beautiful tones to add warmth and enhance your garden.

For a showstopper, try Dahlia ‘Café Au Lait’ with its peachy undertones, full double flowers and a head spanning an impressive 25 cm wide. This is a wonderful pollinator plant to grow in your garden over the summer that will attract beneficial insects as well as be the star of the show.  Other varieties in this beautiful palette include Dahlia ‘Gateshead Festival’ and cactus hybrids.

There are a host of plants that come in a peachy palette, including campanulas, foxgloves, astilbe, alstroemeria, poppies, camellias, hyacinths, begonias, clematis lupins, geums, gladioli and peonies which can be planted in containers or borders to soften your landscape.  The gentle colour will stand out against darker wooden fences, rocks, stone walls or rockeries.  We love Verbascum ‘Helen Johnson’ Digitalis ‘Sutton’s Apricot’, ‘Geum’ Mai Tai, Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’, Papaver ‘Victoria Louise’ Chaenomeles ‘Geisha Girl’, Weigela ‘All Summer Peach’ and Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’ which are all subtle shades of peach and are well-suited for UK gardens.

If you are a beginner gardener, why not try nasturtiums which are annual plants with vibrant, edible flowers that come in a peachy hue? Antirrhinum or snapdragons come in various colours, including peach and are suitable for adding vertical interest to your garden. Look out for primula, pansies and viola bedding plants that replicate the Pantone Colour of the Year and can change up a container or hanging basket in an instant.

You can recreate Peach Fuzz with just foliage too as many boast the colour of the moment.  Cordyline will create a firework effect in your garden with its orange tones whilst heucheras will stun in autumn and make a statement with their peachy-red leaves.

You can also bring Peach Fuzz indoors with houseplants such as Anthurium, Impatiens, Fittonia and vibrant peachy-coloured 2-spike phalaenopsis orchid to bring a sense of softness and cosiness to home décor.

Pop down to your local centre and speak to our plant team who can advise on the best way to use this trendsetting colour in your outdoor space.”

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