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Celebrate the Blues – Pantone’s New Color of the Year Has been Announced!
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  • December 13, 2019

For 2020, The Pantone Color InstituteTM has chosen Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) as its Color of the Year. This classic color is meant to evoke thoughts of the night sky and a feeling of dependability.

Right now, you might not see a lot of bright color in your landscape, but why not think about how to incorporate this trendy hue into your environment next spring? Talk with your garden center or landscape professional about Plant Select©, which develops plants that can thrive in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain and high plains conditions. They offer a number of plants that can give your garden the blues—in a good way. Here are just a few:

  • Smoky Hills Skullcap (Scutellaria) – This “true blue native wildflower” can handle dry or xeric conditions, is deer resistant and attracts pollinators.
  • Grand Mesa beardtongue (Penstemon mensarum) – Deer-resistant, pollinator-friendly, and brilliantly blue, this North American native perennial blooms from April to June.
  • Blue jazz dwarf piñon pine (Pinus monophylla) – If you want a deer-resistant, low-water plant that provides color year-round, give this “everblue” a try.
  • Forget-me-not – prolific bloomer and such sweet looking flowers (shown in photo).