Terra Nova Nurseries releases companion plants list for 2024 Colors of the Year

Oct 20, 2023
Terra Nova Nurseries releases companion plants list for 2024 Colors of the Year

Terra Nova Nurseries is sharing a list of 25 companion plants corresponding with several popular colors of the year announced for 2024. The company’s selection of best-of-breeding varieties showcases a range of hues and tones that effortlessly complement the vibrancy and tranquility of the trending colors for the upcoming year.  

Terra Nova’s breeding and marketing teams created the “Terra Nova Colors of the Year” plant list to correspond with five of the most popular color predictors in North America, comprising top paint brands that conduct color studies or focus groups each year. These included HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams’ Persimmon, C2’s Thermal, Behr’s Cracked Pepper, Glidden’s Limitless and Dutch Boy’s Ironside. 

The Terra Nova varieties were selected for one or more of the following color traits: Flower or bloom color, foliage color, colors accented in leaf textures, and overall hues and tones. 

“The colors announced for 2024 showcase the balance of moody and uplifting color trends we’ve seen since the pandemic,” says Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries. “Terra Nova’s color-coordinated plant list embraces these corresponding and contrasting tones to provide further opportunities for applying and enjoying them in landscape, garden and patio settings.” 

HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams’ Persimmon exudes energetic, lively and rejuvenating feelings with its red-orange color and pastel-like undertones. Persimmon’s terracotta and peach hues pair well with Terra Nova’s heuchera Northern Exposure ‘Amber’, which displays the same earthy, yet cheerful tones in the variety’s textural foliage. The company’s other companion plants for Persimmon include heucherella ‘Buttered Rum’, heuchera ‘Paprika’, Echinacea Supreme ‘Cantaloupe’, Geum Tempo ‘Orange’, heuchera ‘Creme Brule’, Begonia Cocoa ‘Enchanted Sunrise’ and heuchera ‘Changeling’.

Heucherella ‘Buttered Rum’

C2’s Thermal is a pale- yet punchy-baby blue, reminiscent of the vast sky. This water- and air-inspired shade evokes the same restoring and calming feelings as lithodora ‘Crystal Blue’ and brunnera ‘Alexandria’, both boasting bright, baby blue flowers. Sedum ‘Marina’ and pulmonaria ‘Moonshine’, bred by Terra Nova, also serve as strong companion plants to C2 with their serene blue hues.  

Sedum 'Marina'
Sedum ‘Marina’

Cracked Pepper by Behr is best described as a moody, sophisticated soft black. Similar deep charcoal hues are showcased in actaea ‘Black Negligee’, heuchera Little Cuties ‘Coco’, heuchera ‘Black Forest Cake’, heuchera Grande ‘Black’ and heuchera ‘Black Beauty’. Each of these varieties delivers the same rich, relaxing and ebony tones as Cracked Pepper.

Heuchera Black Forest Cake Photo
Heuchera ‘Black Forest Cake’

The fresh and warm hues of Glidden’s Limitless allow this honey-beige color to be extremely versatile. Echinacea Cara Mia ‘Sands’ is a suitable companion plant with its cheery yet soothing neutral tones. Other color-corresponding plants that made the Limitless list include echinacea ‘Aloha’, sedum ‘Peach Pearls’ and heuchera ‘Champagne’. 

Sedum Peach Pearls
Sedum ‘Peach Pearls’

Dutch Boy’s Ironside is a lovely dark and ink-like shade of black with green, earthy undertones that deliver a one-of-a-kind tonal quality. The deep olive color pairs well with Terra Nova’s begonia Sliver ‘Lace’, evoking a mysterious, yet sophisticated aura. The elegance and boldness of Ironside are also seen in the company’s heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’, aphelandra Nova ‘Fuego’ and heuchera ‘Hollywood’. 

Begonia Silver Lace
Begonia ‘Silver Lace’