Elevate your garden with the introduction of Pantone’s colour of the year, Peach Fuzz

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, has shared his top plant choices to add vivid Peach Fuzz and create an abundantly coloured garden.

Pantone has announced ‘Peach Fuzz’ as its colour of the year for 2024 – a gently elegant peach hue set to be a popular choice in the gardening and design world.

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, said: “I often find that the first months of the new year are the perfect time to look for fresh garden inspiration and plan new themes for the garden. Peach Fuzz has been selected as Pantone’s colour of the year and is an interesting colour to incorporate into your plot: it’s a warm and cozy shade that can create lots of garden design opportunities and is easily paired with equally eye-catching colours.

“The elegant lightness of Peach Fuzz lends itself perfectly to the design of a traditional and genteel English garden that catches the eye with romantic displays of colour. Through the combination of light hues such as Peach Fuzz, Salmon-Pink, and vivid red flowers, you can create a quintessentially English garden look.

“Introducing a new colour is the perfect way to breathe new life into your plot, in addition to providing a mental boost and sense of satisfaction. It can be easy to get into cyclical practises with your gardening; we have all been guilty of simply going through the motions as the seasons pass by, making few changes to our annual garden plans. This year, try something new by adding a touch of romantic colour to borders with Peach Fuzz; it’s a delightful way to establish a new garden structure and capture the cultivated qualities of a traditional English garden.”

Alasdair has shared his top plant recommendations to add a display of Peach Fuzz to your garden.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Rose

“’It’s a Wonderful Life’ was awarded Rose of the Year in 2022, making it the perfect way to inject a touch of Peach Fuzz into your plot. The delightfully warm plant produces a succession of long-lasting, lightly scented flowers that take on a brilliant blend of pink, orange, and peach. The subtle blend of Peach Fuzz will fit effortlessly into many different colour schemes.

“This rose is a versatile addition to any garden, providing months of abundant colour to borders or larger pots, and the flowers will even last well when cut for vases.”

Chaenomeles ‘Mango Storm’

“Shrubs are a brilliant way of adding delicate structure to your garden, and some can craft wonderful displays of colour too, just like Chaenomeles ‘Mango Storm’. This compact and deciduous shrub creates wonderful clusters of Peach Fuzz flowers in spring and summer which thrive in sunny, sheltered spots.”

Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’

“Add a subtle splash of Peach Fuzz to your plot with the giant decorative Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’. This is a wonderful pollinator for a mid-summer garden and is easy to grow when positioned in full sunlight. Each flower is unique, which makes for a wonderful sight when you can finally witness it slowly unfurling in all its glory.

“Whether you are looking for a statement display in the garden, or a plant that lends itself perfectly to colourful cut flower arrangements, Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’ is a great choice.”

Gladiolus ‘The Great Queen Elizabeth’

“For an extravagant and gleaming dose of Peach Fuzz, look no further than this flawless variety of gladiolus. The delicately ruffled petals and popping colour are ideal for borders full of life, and they also make the most vibrant cut flowers for vases. Plant in a sunny border with free-draining soil and a plethora of pollinating bulbs will emerge with popping colour.”