Green Flowers: Types & Pictures

Green flowers aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day!  You can add a punch of unique color to your bouquet or garden with green flowers. We’ve also included details on some green plants, as well.

Pitcher Plants

Pin

These plants attract insects with their nectar. They are carnivores so they eat the insects which they attract. They grow to be about 3 feet tall and can be grown in containers as well as gardens for cut flowers.

  • Part sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 2-10

Jack in the Pulpit

Pin

These are often used as accent plants or in woodland gardens. They can grow to 3 feet when living in damp, acidic soil. They attract birds when planted outdoors but you can also can also plant them in containers for indoor enjoyment.

  • Part sun
  • Acidic, damp soil
  • Zones 2-7

Green Cymbidium Orchid

Pin

These waxy 5 petaled orchids were typically used in old fashioned corsages. They are often grown inside as they make wonderful house plants. You can enjoy their blooms once a year, during winter or spring.

  • Part to full shade
  • Well drained sandy soil
  • Zones 10-13

Bells of Ireland

Pin

Image source: Johnny Seeds

Bells of Ireland are often used in bouquets due to their vertical element so they make a nice addition to a cutting garden. They have a slight fragrance and can grow to 3 feet. They do not do well in humid weather so they bloom in late summer.

  • Full sun to part shade
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 2 and above

Corsican Hellebore

Pin

These green perennials bloom in late winter. While pretty to look at, they are poisonous if eaten. The simple act of handling them may cause irritation in those with sensitive skin.

  • Part to full shade
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 2-9

Clematis Florida Alba Plena

Pin

Clematis are vines with blooms that start as white but turn to green as they mature. They grow best on fences, arbors and porch rails.

  • Full to part sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zone 7

Green Zinnia

Pin

The green zinnia is a common annual that is easy to grow and are low maintenance. Don’t crowd these flowers when you plant them, because they will suffer from mildew.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 3-10

Nicotiana

Pin

Image source: Annie’s Annuals and Perennials

The nicotiana grow between 3 and 6 feet tall and bloom in mid to late summer. Their blooms are trumpet shaped. They attract hummingbirds with their fragrance.

  • Full to part sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 8-10

Hydrangea Paniculata (Limelight)

Pin

These are hardy deciduous shrubs which will flower in the spring and hold their blooms into the fall. The blooms grow in clusters and can be 6-12 inches. As they age, the blossoms turn white.

  • Prefer afternoon shade
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 3-8

Mediterranean Spurge

Pin

The Mediterranean spurge is invasive in some areas and you may want to cut it before it goes to seed to prevent sewing. The plant produces a sap which is an irritant to skin. They are tough and drought resistant.

  • Full sun with afternoon shade
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 7-11

Lady’s Mantle

Pin

Lady’s Mantle is a clump forming herbaceous perennial. This is a low growing plant flourishes in rock gardens and can be invasive in some areas. Lady’s Mantle is also used for medicinal and herbal purposes.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 3-8

Green Chrysanthemum (Feeling Green)

Pin

Feeling green chrysanthemums have small apple green colored blooms. The blooms are bushy in appearance. While these flowers are fairly low maintenance, they are typically only grown commercially.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 5-9

Abutilon Sandwicence

Pin

Image source: WIkimedia Commons

Also known as India Mallow, Abutilon Sandwicence is a scentless shrub which is native to Hawaii. This plant is on the endangered list. They can grow to approximately 10 feet wide and 10 feet tall.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 9-10

Carnations (Prado)

Pin

Image source: Continental Farms

The Prado carnation is the only naturally occurring green carnation; all others are dyed. The Prado has mint colored petals. They are often used in arrangements and bouquets as well as in gardens as border flowers.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 5-8

Green Tulips

Pin

While tulips are not wholly green, several varieties do have green coloring on them. Viridiflora is a white and green tulip. Formosa is a yellow tulip with a greenish tint, and Chinatown is light pink with green.

  • Part Sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 3-8

Tufted Hair Grass

Pin

Image source: Monrovia

Tufted hair grass receives its name from the long thin hair like flowers that grow from this plant. They emerge green and turn to shade of gold. You can use this as a cut flower, however it can also be grown in containers.

  • Part sun to full shade
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 4-9

Sorrel

Pin

Sorrel is an interesting plant that some people eat as salad greens in the spring. When planted in a garden it can serve as a ground cover. It sends up a flower stalk with green flowers that will mature to seeds.

  • Full to part sun
  • Moist soil
  • Zones 3-8

Peperomia

Pin

People think of peperomia as a houseplant, not a plant which flowers. The blooms do not look like typical blooms but instead are long thin stalks which grow up from the rest of the plant. These are often pinched off the plant by owners because they take away from the foliage. They thrive in bathrooms due to the high humidity as they hail from a tropical climate.

  • Part sun to full shade
  • Well drained soil
    All zones

Angelica

Pin

Angelica is a biennial herb but it is also a flowering plant. You can actually eat the stalks which have a flavor like celery. Angelica may be eaten raw or you can candy it.  In addition, the root is often used in tea.

  • Full to part sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Zones 5-9

Sources:
https://dengarden.com/gardening/Green-Flowers-for-Gardens-and-Flower-Arrangements
https://www.bhg.com/bin/plants/?page=4&flowerColor=Green
https://www.burpee.com/