Green flowers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and types, and the more shades that you have in your garden, the more alive and vibrant it will feel.
By incorporating a variety of tones and colors you can really bring a space to life, and appreciate all that nature has to offer.
While even the most learned horticulturalists would seriously struggle to name every flower on the planet, you can break down plants and flowers into easy-to-manage chunks and learn about a group at a time.
So, without further ado, here are some of the most popular green flowers. Enjoy!
1. Green Rose
Botanical name: Rosa
Green Rose, also known as Greensleeves Rose, will bloom in a range of shades of vibrant green, from sea green to lime green, and each shade looks amazing. This is one of the most versatile flowers on the list!
2. Green Hellebores
Botanical name: Helleborus viridis
The hellebore plant may give a bad reputation in literature and mythology, but this does not stop the hardy perennials from being stunning when they flower between February and May each year, with a wonderful contrast of leathery leaves and thin, thread-like strands in the petals.
3. Cymbidium Orchid
Botanical name: Cymbidium
Orchids can have a reputation for being tricky and difficult to manage, and it is true that unlocking their full potential is no easy feat.
The Cymbidium Orchid, however, is easy to handle and maintain, and blossoms in winter to cheer up an otherwise cold and bleak garden!
4. Green Chrysanthemum
Botanical name: Chrysanthemum
A common sight in gardens across the world, the humble Chrysanthemum comes in a huge array of types, varieties and colors – but the green options are one of the most striking.
5. Envy Zinnia
Botanical name: Zinnia elegans
Also known as “youth and age”, Envy Zinnia is a stunning green flower that is resistant to drought, making it the perfect pick for hotter and drier climates.
It blooms once a year in a line shade, and then fades to an array of green tones across the plant.
6. Green Daylily
Botanical name: Hemerocallis
Delicate, gentle and gorgeous, the Green Daylily is distinguished by its long, trumpet-inspired shape, complete with small strings in the center.
To see a Green Daylily in bloom is truly a miraculous thing, as they have a short lifespan, and will bloom and flower for just one day – make the most of it!
7. Green Dianthus
Botanical name: Dianthus barbatus
For something a little different, Green Dianthus should be at the top of your list – this is a rare perennial which is a member of the carnation family, and which is distinguished by a curious, ball-like appearance, and a surface that is almost fuzzy in texture.
Don’t forget to give it a sniff – these flowers smell strangely spicy!
8. Green Star Gladiolus
Botanical name: Gladiolus hortulanus
If you are looking for a green flower with a fearsome, warrior edge, then this Green Start Gladiolus ticks your boxes. The spikes of the flower are tall, proud and ruffled, and you will be able to spot the distinctive shape from far away!
9. Bells of Ireland
Botanical name: Moluccela laevis
Also referred to as the Molecule Balmis, or the shell flower, the “bells of Ireland” is a stunning addition to any garden, with small, delicate flowers shaped like the bells that provide the plant with its namesake. A beautiful flower, this is a great addition to any garden.
10. Hypericum Berries
Botanical name: Hypericum androsaemum
This flower is better known to most people as St John’s Wort – an amazing botanical concoction that has been credited with a number of powers and abilities, including alleviating pain, reducing arthritis, and even helping with a variety of mental health conditions.
The flowers are oval shaped, just like small berries, and instantly recognizable to the trained eye.
11. Green Anastasia Spider
Botanical name: Dendranthema grandiflorum
Just one look at this flower will tell you where it gets its name from, and these are a variety of the spider mum plants, originally part of the daisy family.
With long, thin petals, this is an ideal addition to many floral arrangements, and often forms part of floral centerpieces.
13. Green Goddess Lily
Botanical name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
A stunning name is needed for this stunning flower; Green Goddess lilies are effortlessly elegant, stylish, and guaranteed to add a touch of class to any space.
As an added bonus, they are also fairly easy to grow compared to other flowers, especially in a container – you can bring these blooms to life in the comfort of your own home!
14. Green Cockscomb
Botanical name: Calosia
Striking and stunning, the Green Cockscomb is part of the Amaranth family, and comes in a wide variety of eye-catching green shades. If you needed something to brighten up a dark and dreary room, this should be your number one choice!
15. Hydrangea Annabelle
Botanical name: Hydrangea aborescence “Annabelle”
Hydrangeas already have a strong reputation amongst flower lovers, and the Annabelle variety makes it very easy to see why, with a charming, elegant and delicate finish.
Small flowers boast large, vibrant heads, and they come in a wide range of green tones.
16. Flowering Tobacco
Botanical name: Nicotiana “lime green”
This may seem like an unusual inclusion to the list, but the beautiful flowers of flowering tobacco, or nicotiana, come with an amazingly captivating fragrance, almost similar to the beautiful notes of jasmine in its composition, and the flowers bloom in a gentle, gorgeous pale green color that is a captivating addition to any space.
17. Green Tulips
Botanical name: Tulipa
Green is one of the more unusual colors for tulips, which typically favor pinks, reds and whites.
By missing out on green tulips, however, you are depriving yourself of an incredible horticultural experience, with just the faintest, most delicate tinge of green on an otherwise white stem – effortlessly classy and elegant.
Botanical name: Angelica
Angelica is a versatile biennial herb and flower, also known as wild celery.
As well as a distinctive look, the plant also boasts a delicious taste, and the stalks and roots are staples in a number of green salad recipes, as well as tasty herbal teas.
19. Green Clematis
Botanical name: Clematis Florida Alba Pena
A common climber and a welcome sight in many gardens, clematis flowers spring to life between the months of June and October, and start their lives in various shades of white.
With time and patience, however, the simple white gives way to a vibrant, breathtaking lime green – the reward is well worth the wait!
Botanical name: Rosa chinensis
One of the oldest varieties of roses, Virisiflora are a favorite amongst many botanical and horticultural fans, as they offer something a little different to your typical garden rose.
They grow without petals and are scentless, yet still retain that unique charm that helps them to stand out from the crowd.
21. Greenflower Indian Mallow
Botanical name: Abutilon sandwicense
If you are looking for a fresh option to brighten up a garden or outdoor space, the Greenflower Indian Mallow is a top option, with stunning, delicate heart-shaped leaves, and adorable matching sepals in various shades of green or yellow.
Bright, colorful green petals finish the look, and the end result is a plant that is truly striking to look at.
Botanical name: Dahlia
Another hugely popular flower amongst gardeners and flower fans alike, dahlias really come into their own when you experience them in a range of stunning shades of green.
Dahlias are often key components in elegant floral arrangements, and can be pruned and prepared to survive harsh winters, allowing you to enjoy their distinctive spiky petals all year round.
Botanical name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Also known as the clove pink, carnations are known for their array of stunning colors – including a bright green that makes these a perfect option for St Patrick’s Day celebrations across the world!
Many floral arrangements and decorations designed to mark the event will include distinctive green carnations.
24. Lady’s Slipper Orchid
Botanical Name: Orchid cypripedium
Usually located in Canada and the eastern areas of the United States, the Lady’s Slipper is a particularly stunning type of orchid which, as the name suggests, somewhat resembles a slipper such as that which may be worn by a lady – this is a unique and beautiful design.
25. Green Gerbera
Botanical name: Gerbera
Another member of the daisy family, Green Gerberas are relatively rare when compared to their better known cousins, the red, white, pink, yellow and orange daisies.
The green variety stands out beautifully – and has the added bonus of being great pollinators for insects.
26. Jack In The Pulpit
Botanical name: Arisaema triphyllum
One of the more unusual options in the world of green flowers, the Jack in the Pulpit is a distinctive plant that is typically found in woodlands. The leaves are curly, elegant and almost tube like, and the whole effect is distinctive and otherworldly. One thing to note about Jack in the Pulpit plants is that they can reach up to 3ft in height, so make sure that you have plenty of space to plant them!
27. Green Roses
Botanical name: Rosa
Though more unusual than their red and pink counterparts, green roses are actually the best options if you are looking for a flower that is as natural as possible – unlike brightly colored cousins, green roses have not been genetically modified or altered, and retain their natural green glow.
And just like that, you have broadened your knowledge and increased your database of all the most amazing, unusual and interesting flowers that are green – who would have thought that there would be so much to uncover?
Don’t forget, however, that your job is not done yet – there are plenty more secrets hiding in the natural world, and your job is to learn as much as you can and take your gardening knowledge to the max.
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