10 peach plants inspired by Pantone's peach fuzz

10 peach plants inspired by Pantone's peach fuzz

Peach Fuzz is the “signature” color of 2024. Defined by Pantone as a “quietly sophisticated” shade that falls between pink and orange on the color wheel, it has gentle depth and a “contemporary vibe” that evokes modern elegance.

As with any COTY ad, attention often turns to interiors and easy ways to decorate with this iconic color at home – but this soft peach can also make an impression outdoors.

The bright, warm blooms of peach and apricot are sure to bring a sense of joy to the garden, whether used to fill a container, flower beds or flower arrangements indoors. The good news: There is no shortage of peach tones in the garden.

Peach Fuzz is found matching color 26D in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) color chart – a tool for documenting the colors of plants around the world. So the curators of the RHS Herbarium (housed at RHS Wisley) matched Pantone's Peach Fuzz with a list of plants that can be grown in a range of spaces, large and small. Here are the results…

1. Chrysanthemum 'Enbi Salmon Wedding'

Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Wedding Enppi' It is a semi-hardy perennial plant up to 1 meter high with divided foliage and single flower sprays. Its petals are light coral pink and creamy yellow on the back.

2. Dahlia Maze

Dahlia “Labyrinth” It is a perennial plant with tuberous roots and dark green leaves. Its large, glossy flowers, up to 20cm in diameter, have wrinkled peach petals that are gently rolled up to reveal dark pink undersides.

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3. Knifovia “died nose”

Knifovia “died nose” Ideal for sunny banks and borders. These hardy, exotic-looking perennials have slender leaves and ivory flowers, which turn light brown at the tips. It blooms between June and September and reaches 100 cm in length.

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4. Rosethorn lily

Lily of the valley It is a Chinese lily with soft golden orange flowers. This plant has only become available in recent years but can be easily and conveniently grown in light or partial shade in humus-rich soil.

5. Narcissus “Waldorf Astoria”

Narcissus “Waldorf Astoria” It is a double daffodil with large flowers. It is characterized by three rows of broad white petals, interspersed with shorter orange-pink parts. This plant enjoys full sun or partial shade in a moist but well-drained position.

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6. Potentella fruticosa 'Day Down'

Potentilla fruticosa 'Day Down' It is a shrub with dense leaves reaching a height of 80 cm. It has small, feathery leaves and saucer-shaped flowers tinged with yellow and pink.

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7. Rebutia “Apricot Snow”

Rebutia 'Apricot Snow' It is a hybrid rebutia cactus, consisting of barrel-shaped stems with soft, hair-like spines, and large star-shaped orange flowers that fade to apricot pink. This plant is easy to grow and is a great houseplant for beginners.

8. Rhododendron 'Flame Hanger'

Rhododendron 'Hanger's Flame' It is a dazzling, lightly scented variety of the much-loved shrub. The orange flowers bloom in May and June, and have a slightly more golden color on the upper lobes.

9. Rosa joy de vivre (“Corflusiol”)

Rosa joy de vivre (“Corflusiol”) It is a small shrub that reaches about 60 cm in height. The scented flowers are double and rose-shaped, peach-pink and cream, and bloom repeatedly throughout the summer and fall.

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10. Verbscum “Tropical Sun”

Verbscum “Tropical Sun” A tall perennial plant (up to 1.5 m) that develops from a rosette of large leaves. The flowers are yellow with a peach-orange tint and a red eye.

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Agastache Robestris
Agastache Robestris “Peachie Keen”
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“This is one of the best plants for attracting pollinators in our experience and is truly one of the easiest and most versatile perennials to grow.”

Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'
Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'
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“Calendula officinalis ‘Sunset Buff’ is the soft, apricot-orange version of ‘Indian Prince’ with the same crimson petal appearance, but the overall flower color is more subtle.”

Dahlia
Dahlia 'Peach'
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'I adore these because they remind me of those wonderful hand-blown paperweights you see in Venice. My grandmother used to have a paperweight like this on her desk. Amazing!'

Dahlia
Dahlia “Labyrinth”
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“Well, I never thought I'd like this hat, but I absolutely love it – like the Queen Mother's hat! All dahlia flowers are edible. Scatter their petals over salads for flavour, texture and colour.

Digitalis purpurea
Digitalis purpurea 'Peach Dalmatian' F1 hybrid

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“They bloom in their first year, and make excellent cut flowers with pale apricot flowers, mottled on the inside. Let them self-seed to flower again next year.

Guillaume
Geum “Mai Tai”
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'All the gems are invaluable for filling the color gap in May and early June in our gardens, after the bulbs have finished and most perennials and roses have not yet started. This is my favorite color form, which I used throughout the Chelsea garden for cutting last May.'

Rosa
Rosa “Phyllis Bed”
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'A repeat-flowering rambling with beautiful, long-lasting sprays of small apricot-pink flowers covered in pale yellow. “Felice Bed” has a sweet scent and is not too strong. It's not as prickly as some. All rose petals are edible. As you might expect, they have a lightly floral taste and can be used to decorate cakes, desserts or baked goods. They are also a beautiful and fragrant addition to pitchers of iced cocktails or summer cocktails.

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Thunbergia buys the film “African Sunset”
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“My favorite climber is mixed with apricot and violet (like Rhodochiton) to cover the tent and arches.”

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Olivia Heath is the daily editor at Beautiful house. Olivia is at the helm of all things digital, and loves nothing more than to uncover the biggest future design trends and reveal the best tips and tricks to help you decorate your home like an interior designer. Week after week, Olivia shares the best high street buys to help you look less (while compiling her own, rather lengthy, homewares list) and showcases the best makeovers (who doesn't love a before and after?), plus the hottest and hottest properties Distinction in the market.

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