Each fall Downtown Indy, Inc. looks toward the upcoming year and plans Downtown’s beautification. Our Beautification Calendar is distributed to more than 1,000 Downtown businesses to encourage colorful landscaping and clean properties. Different color themes create a cohesive, sophisticated look as each season changes. While the colors are specific, businesses and landscapers can be creative and choose flowers appropriate to site conditions.

Downtown Indianapolis is often touted for its cleanliness and beauty. Keeping Downtown vibrant, clean and green is a year-round process.

2019 color themes & Downtown Indy, Inc.’s flower choices:

Spring – Vibrant pansies in blue, yellow and citrus mix. Species include Delta Series True Blue, Pure Golden Yellow and Citrus Mix pansies.

Summer – A colorful mix of annuals in purple, orange, pink,  yellow,  bronze and lime green. Plant varieties include Canna ”Cannova bronze orange”, Petunia “Easy Wave Rose petunia”, Coleus “Firefingers”, Calabrachoa “Cabaret deep yellow”, Lantana “Landmark citrus”, Angelonia “Serena blue” and Impomea “Spotlight lime.”

Fall/Winter – Mums, cabbage/kale, pansies or evergreens are suggested for planting. Winter is the time for holiday decor, lighting up exterior trees and decorating building exteriors.

Downtown works well because of the collaborative efforts of many organizations that have a shared spirit of cooperation and desire to achieve high standards.

DOWNLOAD the 2019 Beautification Calendar here.