9 Types of Green Flowers (Inc. Photos & Care Tips)

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by Max - last update on July 8, 2020, 7:59 am
Types of Green Flowers

Green is the primary color of plant leaves. But we run into some stunning green colors on their flowers from time to time. So if you are looking for some special plants with green flowers, read on.

We're going to cover 9 types of beautiful green flowers which you can easily grow in your home or garden.

9 Types of Green Flowers

1. Green Amaryllis

Green Amaryllis

Common Name: Evergreen

Scientific Name: Amaryllis' Evergreen'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Amaryllis flowers grow from bulbs, and though they require hot climates to grow outside, they can also be grown indoors as houseplants to provide stunning blooms inside the home. These bulbs are great for beginner gardeners as they are incredibly easy to plant and even easier to take care of. They also are very rewarding to grow, with large and impressive flowers that can bloom for weeks or even months at a time. The 'evergreen' cultivar of amaryllis produces stunning tropical flowers, with six long petals on each bloom that fan outwards.

The throat of the flowers is apple green, and the color fades to lime green and then pale green along the lengths of the petals. The stamens on these flowers curve at their tips are especially long, and they are also green. The flowers are produced on top of tall and sturdy stems that bloom between eight and ten weeks after the bulbs are planted. Each bulb will produce two stems, and each stem will produce four flowers, so one bulb results in a total of eight flowers. These flowers enjoy full sun or partial shade, and will typically flower in late spring or early summer.


2. Green Sweet William

Green Sweet William

Common Name: Green Ball Sweet William

Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus 'Green Ball'

Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Well-draining, rich

Sweet William's can be grown as short-lived perennials or hardy annuals. This green cultivar has a very unique look, producing fluffy lime green spherical balls that resemble pompoms, and measure around three inches across. Each bloom appears on top of an erect stem that can be up to a foot tall. Flowers will bloom in late spring and early summer and are especially prized by florists for use in cut flower bouquets. They have an impressive vase life and look vibrant in colorful bunches of flowers. They are often paired with bright pink or purple blooms for an intense contrast.

The foliage of the plant is dark green and glossy. This plant can grow in full sun or partial shade. Flower production will be most abundant in full sun, though partial shade would be best if you are in a warm climate, with shade during the afternoon being most appropriate. Grow these plants in well-draining soil that is organically rich.


3. Green Coneflower

Green Coneflower

Common Name: Green Jewel Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Low water needs

Soil: Well-draining, average

Coneflowers are hardy perennials that thrive on neglect. They have the look of giant daisies and are most commonly found in shades of purple. This green cultivar called 'green jewel,' is very unique, with a deep green fuzzy central cone, and pale lime green petals fanning outwards. The flowers are quite large, measuring up to five inches across and bloom prolifically from mid to late summer. This is a fairly compact plant with a vigorous growth habit, which works well as a container plant or in beds and borders. Its stems are upright and well-branched, producing an abundance of blooms all packed together in a relatively small space.

Once flowers have faded, you can deadhead them to encourage further blooming, or if you leave the flowers, the central cone will develop into black seeds that are very popular as food among birds. Coneflowers thrive in full sun or partial shade. For best results, plant them in your sunniest spot. They are adaptable to a wide range of soils, but if the soil is very fertile, it can cause the plant to become leggy. These plants are very tough and are tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soil.


4. Green Sword Lily

Green Sword Lily

Common Name: Green Star Sword Lily

Scientific Name: Gladiolus' Green Star'

Mature Size: Up to 4 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Light: Full sun

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Sword lilies grow from bulb-like corms, to produce tall spikes of flowers and long sword-shaped foliage. This green cultivar produces upright flower spikes measuring up to four feet tall. Each spike is adorned with around twelve flowers, which have heavily ruffled petals. The flowers are a pale lime green color, and bloom from the bottom up, to give a long-lasting floral display. Each spike is able to bloom for two weeks, with the bigger corms producing the biggest spikes.

These flowers can be planted from the last frost right up until the beginning of summer and will bloom between ten and twelve weeks after planting. For sword lilies that will be in bloom all summer long, many gardeners plant corms every two weeks starting from the last frost and watch them bloom in succession throughout the summer. These plants need to be grown in full sun and can adapt to a wide range of soil types; however, they will not tolerate clay soil.


5. Green Hydrangea

Green Hydrangea

Common Name: Greenspire hydrangea

Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Greenspire'

Mature Size: Up to 10 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining, rich

Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs that are prized for their pretty flowers. They work well in borders, as specimen plants, or planted in rows to create hedging. Their size lends them to being grown on the back row of a flower bed against a fence or wall. This green cultivar grows to between six and ten feet at maturity and has a long life expectancy. It blooms in the middle of summer, and its flowers will last right through to fall. The shrub produces dense clusters of flowers that are cone-shaped panicles. These panicles are full of both fertile and infertile small flowers, which when clustered together, can measure up to twelve inches long.

All of the flowers are lime green when they bloom, and the fertile flowers will remain lime green, while the sterile flowers become flushed with pink as the season wears on. Some hydrangeas will flower in a particular color depending on the pH of the soil, but this cultivar is reliably green irrelevant of soil acidity or alkalinity. It will thrive in full sun or partial shade and prefers a rich and well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist. This plant is tolerant of humidity and heat but would appreciate some shade during the afternoon in hotter climates.


6. Green Flowering Tobacco

Green Flowering Tobacco

Common Name: Lime Green Flowering Tobacco

Scientific Name: Nicotiana' Lime Green'

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-10

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Flowering tobacco is a tender perennial that will grow year-round in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11 or is grown as an annual plant in cooler climates. It has a vigorous growth habit and will grow easily in full sun or partial shade. This green variety of flowering tobacco blooms from summer right through to fall. The flowers appear on slender stems that rise out of a mound of foliage arranged in a circle like a rosette. The foliage is dark green, and each leaf is shaped like a spoon.

Blooms are trumpet-shaped and have a vivid lime green color. They open wide during light shade and close up in bright sunlight and therefore look their most impressive in the evening. They also have a fragrance that is most noticeable in the evenings when the flowers are open. If you enjoy the scent of this plant, it should be planted near to walkways or close to a seating area where the fragrance can be appreciated. This plant will grow in a wide range of soils and works well in containers, beds, and borders. It has received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.


7. Green Polyanthus Primrose

Green Polyanthus Primrose

Common Name: Francisca Polyanthus Primrose

Scientific Name: Primula 'Francisca'

Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Light: Partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Acidic, fertile, well-draining

The polyanthus primrose is a hardy perennial that is semi-evergreen. This particular green variety has an exceptionally long blooming period. It first flowers between early spring and summer then remains in bloom for weeks or sometimes months. It produces umbels of flat-faced star-shaped flowers that are predominantly pale green in color with yellow centers. The light-colored flowers contrast nicely against the dark green of the background foliage. These flowers have a long vase life of around three weeks and so make beautiful cut flower bouquets.

They grow easily and can be planted in containers or beds and borders. They thrive in partial shade and need to be kept in a consistently moist soil that is not allowed to dry out during the summer months. Ideally, the soil should be fertile and well-draining.


8. Green Zinnia

Green Zinnia

Common Name: Benary's Giant Lime Zinnia

Scientific Name: Zinnia' Benary's Giant Lime'

Mature Size: Up to 4 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-11

Light: Full sun

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Zinnia's are annual plants that produce dense mounds of foliage from that tall flowering stems arise. This green zinnia is a fully double flower that measures around six inches across and has a look resembling a double dahlia. It blooms for an extended period, from early summer right up until the first frost. The flowers are a pale green color and are especially popular with florists due to their unusual look and long vase life.

These plants are incredibly easy to grow and are tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. They prefer moist, well-draining soil, but will survive through drought, heavy rains, and high levels of heat. Zinnia's can be prone to powdery mildew, so space them out well to encourage good airflow and help prevent disease.


9. Green Calla Lily

Green Calla Lily

Common Name: Green Goddess Calla Lily

Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Calla lilies grow from bulbs to produce elegant and sophisticated-looking trumpet-shaped spathes. These spathes are considered to be the flowers of the plant, though they do not technically fit the definition of a flower. They can be grown in containers, borders, or even kept inside as a houseplant. They also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets and other celebratory arrangements.

This variety of green calla lily has won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. It produces fresh-looking lime green spathes that are a deep green shade at the tips and fade down to a greenish-white color as they near the stalk. They bloom in late spring and will continue their floral display until the middle of summer.

These plants grow well in full sun or partial shade and are very rewarding as they take very little care or effort to succeed. They enjoy humidity and so work especially well when planted near moist sites, such as alongside a stream or a garden pond. Soil should be well-draining and kept continually moist. All parts of the plant are toxic and should not be ingested; for this reason, it is best not to grow it around pets or young children.


9 Types of Green Flowers (Inc. Photos & Care Tips)

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