Terra Nova Nurseries releases colors of the year plant list
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced its breeding and marketing teams have created the “Terra Nova Colors of the Year” plant list, which features 25 companion plants that correspond with five of the most popular color predictors in North America
The color predictors include 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,” Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries said. “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.”
Persimmon | HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams
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’.
Thermal | C2
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 Terra Nova’s 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.
Cracked Pepper | Behr
Cracked Pepper by Behr is best described as a moody, sophisticated soft black. Similar deep charcoal hues are showcased in Terra Nova’s 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.
Limitless | Glidden
The fresh and warm hues of Glidden’s Limitless allow this honey-beige color to be extremely versatile. Echinacea Cara Mia ‘Sands’ by Terra Nova 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’.
Ironside | Dutch Boy
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 Silver ‘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’.
For more information, visit terranovanurseries.com.