Every year Pantone creates a ‘Colour of the Year’ and this year it’s “Peach Fuzz”. This shade has been chosen as it captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.

pantone colour of the year 2024 peach fuzz

This can be easily incorporated into our flower borders and here’s my suggestions on plants to use and also what to plant with them.

Peach-coloured flowers are a great way to add a pop of colour to your garden. They are soft, warm, and inviting, and can create a beautiful contrast against purple foliage. Here are three of the best peach-coloured flowering plants that are available here in the UK:

Salvia ‘Peach Parfait’

Salvia Peach Parfait

Salvias are one of my favourite perennials to include in any border due to the variety of colours available and they are just so reliable (in my opinion!) as they’re semi-evergreen, bushy and are loved by pollinators.

This particular variety has a gorgeous purple stem, grows to around 90cm tall, and will continually flower from June until first frosts. Ideal for any sunny border or container.

Using the colour of the purple stem, it will go well with a purple leaved plant such as the evergreen Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’ and a dark purple flowering Verbena (which is also long flowering). Plant them individually in containers of different sizes and group them together to make a colourful display on your patio.

verbena salvia pittosporum

The Salvia is available from Hayloft Plants and here’s the link to buy – Hayloft Plants Salvia Peach Parfait


Digitalis Dalmatian Peach

Foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers, especially when they’re planted in swathes under a white-stemmed silver birch tree such as the Jacqmontii.

peach foxgloves with white stemmed silver birch

Photo from Thrift Landscapes on Pinterest

peach flowered foxglove digitalis

Foxgloves come in many colours but this ‘Peach’ variety is semi-evergreen and biennial which means they bloom during their second year before setting seed. It grows to around 90cm tall.

Rosa Dannahue

With so many beautiful pastel roses to choose from, this new variety called Dannahue is an apricot beauty! Named after Danny Clarke, aka ‘The Black Gardener’. Its a repeat flowering English Shrub rose which grows to around 110cm tall, so its gorgeous for a border or container. Obviously it’s scented and adored by bees! What’s not to love about this beauty?


peach coloured rose by David Austin Dannahue

Link to David Austin Roses for more info: Rosa Dannahue

This would look gorgeous with Verbena bonariensis as it grows to around 1.5m tall and then underplant it with Geranium ‘Rozanne’ which flowers from June to October. All loved by pollinators and the sunshine!

rosa dannahue verbena geranium

These are just a few of the many peach-colored flowering plants that are available in the UK. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, there’s a peach-colored plant out there that’s perfect for you.