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Beautiful Types of Green Flowers with Names, Pictures, and Growing Tips

Green is obviously the quintessential color of plant life, but it’s not necessarily the first color that you think of when you think of flowers. Although we’re more likely to think of pink, red, white, yellow, orange, or purple when we think of flowers, there are lots of flower species and varieties that produce not only green foliage but also green flowers. Read on to learn about some of the most popular types of green flowers and plants.

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1. Evergreen Amaryllis (Hippeastrum ‘Evergreen’)

Evergreen Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Evergreen')

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You are likely already familiar with the ruby-red amaryllis blossoms that are commonly forced to bloom throughout the holiday season as popular gifting and decorating items. Native to South Africa, the evergreen amaryllis offers a lime-green take on the same flower. This plant features a strong, vibrant-green stalk and spidery, lily-shaped flowers. Despite their lily-like appearance, plants of the Hippeastrum flower genus belong to the Amaryllidaceae plant family and not the Liliaceae plant family.

2. Corsican Lenten Rose (Helleborus argutifolius)

Corsican Lenten Rose (Helleborus argutifolius)

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The Corsican lenten rose is an evergreen perennial with bluish-green, sharply toothed foliage that belongs to the Ranunculaceae plant family. The flowers are light, greenish-white in color, and the star-shaped blossoms nod gently as they bloom from late winter (during the Lenten season) through summer. As the common name suggests, these flowers are native to Corsica. They also grow naturally in Sardinia. Other common names include Corsican hellebore and holly-leaved hellebore.

3. Wild Celery (Angelica)

Wild Celery (Angelica)

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The common name wild celery refers to plants of the Angelica genus which contains about 60 herbaceous perennial and biennial species that belong to the Apiaceae (celery, parsley, or carrot) plant family. This family is also referred to as the Umbelliferae plant family, and this refers to the umbel shape of the inflorescences that plants of this family produce. Wild celery produces clusters of lime-green flowers atop brown stems. The plants are native to subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, such as Greenland, Iceland, and Lapland.

4. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera)

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera)

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Native to the tropical regions of Africa, there are 22 species of gerbera daisies (also referred to as Transvaal daisies) that belong to the Gerbera genus in the Asteraceae (daisy) plant family. These daisies are highly recognizable thanks to their impressively large, disc-shaped flower heads and strikingly bright colors. They blossom naturally in a variety of hues like white, yellow, orange, pink, and red. They can also commonly be spotted in florists’ bouquets in shades of green and blue, thanks to artificially flower coloring techniques.

5. Conbush (Leucadendron)

Conbush (Leucadendron)

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Native to South Africa, the Leucadendron genus contains about 80 species of trees and shrubs that belong to the Proteaceae plant family. Several conebush cultivars also produce green flowers, and the Leucadendron discolor species of conebush also naturally has yellowish-green blossoms. These green beauties are the exceptions, however, because most species and cultivars of these plants produce fiery red or yellow flowers.

6. Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

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Lady’s mantle is a popular garden plant commonly grown for its attractive, scalloped foliage and the clusters of small, chartreuse flowers that blossom above the dark-green leaves. The plant is native to southern Europe and has a fascinating history. The plant’s leaves have natural dewetting properties, which cause moisture to clump into water beads. Alchemists allegedly thought this water to be the purest available, and they used it in their attempts to turn various metals into gold. This is where the plant genus gets its name Alchemilla.

7. Cockscomb (Celosia)

Cockscomb (Celosia)

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Celosia is a genus of plants that belong to the Amaranthaceae plant family. They are thought to have native origins in Africa, but this idea is disputed by experts. They commonly blossom in shades of yellow, magenta, red, and orange. However, two popular varieties of cockscomb with green-colored blossoms are Celosia cristata ‘Spring Green’ and Celosia plumosa ‘Sunday Green’. The first features flattened, umbel-shaped flower blossoms, and the second produces cone-shaped blooms. Cockscomb blooms are beloved for their ornamental value, but certain species are also commonly eaten as vegetables in certain parts of the world.

8. Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)

Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)

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Euphorbia amygdaloides is a species of evergreen, perennial, flowering plant that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) plant family. Wood spurge is native to Europe and parts of western Asia. These plants grow about one to two feet tall as bushy shrubs that produce deep-green foliage and tall, complex stalks of flowers with bright-green, lemon-lime petals. These plants spread efficiently underground via their root systems, making them a simple choice for ground cover.

9. Gladiolus (Gladiolus)

Gladiolus (Gladiolus)

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Gladiolus is a genus of plants that belongs to the Iridaceae (iris) plant family. These plants are most commonly referred to by their genus name, but they are also sometimes referred to as sword lilies thanks to the sword-like shape of their ornate racemes of flowers. Most species of gladioli are native to South Africa. However, some species are also naturally found in the Mediterranean and other tropical parts of Africa. Two gladiolus varieties that produce showy racemes of unusually vibrantly colored green flowers include Gladiolus ‘Green Star’ and Gladiolus ‘Green Flash’.

10. Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

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Dianthus caryophyllus is a species of flower plant that is native to the Mediterranean. This popular blossom belongs to the Caryophyllaceae (pink) plant family. Carnations naturally bloom in every color of the rainbow except blue. (Although, blue varieties have been created via dying and also through genetic engineering.) There are several popular green varieties, including ‘Green Trick’. While carnations might have gone slightly out of style, they are still beautiful, and you’ll still commonly find florists using them in their designs under their scientific moniker, dianthus.

11. Chinese Snowball (Viburnum macrocephalum)

Chinese Snowball (Viburnum macrocephalum)

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The Viburnum macrocephalum is a deciduous, flowering shrub that can grow to about six to 10 feet tall and wide. Native to mainland China, it belongs to the Adoxaceae plant family. Commonly called Chinese snowball, the plant produces dark-green, ovate leaves and large (five to eight inches in diameter) bulbous clusters of white or whitish-green flowers that resemble snowballs. The plants blossom in spring (usually in May or June).

12. Green Anthurium (Anthurium ‘Midori’)

Green Anthurium (Anthurium 'Midori')

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Anthurium is a genus of roughly 1,000 species of flowering plants that are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas and belong to the Araceae (arum) plant family. They commonly produce red or pink, spade-shaped spathes. Each spathe cups a yellowish-green finger-shaped spadix. Although the blossoms are typically warm-colored, a variety called the midori anthurium has green-colored spathes. It was created in 1985 by Calvin Hyashi. Any anthurium, however, can produce green blossoms if it is forced to bloom in a greenhouse before the plant is ready.

13. Dahlia (Dahlia)

Dahlia (Dahlia)

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Native to Central America and Mexico, Dahlia is a genus of 42 species (and countless cultivars) of bushy, flowering, herbaceous, perennial plants that belong to the Asteraceae plant family. Dahlias produce several different types of flower heads. The most popular are very ornate. Highly symmetrical with rows upon rows of spiraling pointed petals, these dahlia flowers have a mesmerizing appearance that resembles a complex mandala drawing. Dahlias are popularly grown in gardens thanks to their large, showy blossoms that come in just about every color you can imagine, including various greens.

14. Smooth Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

Smooth Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

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A member of the Asparagaceae (asparagus) plant family native to eastern and central North America, smooth Solomon’s seal is a flowering, shrub-like plant that produces alternate, glossy, green leaves and pendulous, bell-shaped flowers in a greenish shade of white along slender stalks. Smooth Solomon’s seal also has small, blue-colored berries. The plant’s common name comes from a story that the markings on their roots resemble the markings found on the ancient Hebrew King Solomon’s seal.

15. Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

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A member of the Amaranthaceae (amaranth) plant family that is native to India, Peru, and Africa, Amaranthus caudatus is a species of flowering plant that can grow to be several feet tall and produce large, long clusters of finger-shaped clusters of flower blossoms. These blossoms hang almost like giant clusters of grapes. Both the seeds and leaves of these flowers are edible, and they’re a popular food source in many regions worldwide. Common names include love-lies-bleeding, velvet flower, tassel flower, and pendant amaranth. Although love-lies-bleeding typically blossoms in striking shades of reddish-magenta, cultivars with vibrant, yellow-green blooms, such as Amaranthus caudatus ‘Green Tails’, are also available.

16. Polyanthus Primrose (Primula ‘Francisca’)

Polyanthus Primrose (Primula 'Francisca')

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The polyanthus primrose is one of more than 500 species of herbaceous flowering plants of the Primula genus in the Primulaceae (primrose) plant family. Primroses have a broad native range that spans from the northern to the southern hemispheres. However, the greatest concentration of native species is found in the Himalayas. While all primroses are beautiful with their delicate clusters of flowers and rosettes of soft, ruffled foliage, the polyanthus primrose is special because it produces clusters of light-green flowers.

17. Green Rose (Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’)

Green Rose (Rosa chinensis 'Viridiflora')

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The Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’ (commonly called green rose) is a member of the Rosaceae (rose) plant family, just like all other roses, but this exciting bloom is genuinely unique. The buds of green roses look just like all different rose buds. When they open up, however, they do not reveal any petals. Instead, these blossoms are comprised entirely of green sepals upon more and more green sepals. (Sepals are the pointed, leafy parts of a rose blossom that seal the bud and support the petals from below once the flower has opened.) The resulting flower is an entirely leafy-green rose.

18. Green Hellebore (Helleborus viridis)

Green Hellebore (Helleborus viridis)

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Native to central and western Europe, Helleborus viridis is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae (ranunculus) plant family. The plants have a central rosette of vibrant-green, ovate leaves. From roughly the center of this rosette, the plant produces tall (about 24 inches) stems from which slightly pendulous blossoms form. The flowers are almost the same shade of green as the leaves, with verdant sepals and a small central puff of more lightly colored lemon-lime petals.

19. Green Goddess Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’)

Green Goddess Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess')

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Zantedeschia aethiopica (commonly called calla lily) is a species of flowering plant that is native to the southern regions of Africa. It belongs to the Araceae plant family. Calla lilies are beloved for their elegant blossoms. Each blossom has a long spathe that is shaped like a flared tube with a central, finger-shaped spadix. The spathes are commonly white or whitish-yellow. The green goddess calla lily, however, features a blossom that ranges from a greenish-white at its bottom to a deeper shade at its vibrant-green tips. With stem and flower altogether, the white and green shades of this striking blossom remind one of a clutch of fresh spring onions.

20. Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

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A member of the Hydrangeaceae plant family, Hydrangea is a genus of more than 75 species of flowering trees, shrubs, and lianas that are native to Asia and the Americas. Hydrangeas are garden favorites around the world thanks to their showy, bulbous flower clusters. These flower clusters feature prominent sepals that can range in color from white to pink to purple to blue. Despite these colors, the sepals are truly green. Depending on the composition of the soil in which the plant is growing and the time of the growing season, some types of hydrangea flowers can often appear entirely green.

21. Coconut Lime Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Coconut Lime’)

Coconut Lime Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Coconut Lime')

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A member of the Asteraceae plant family, the coconut lime coneflower is a cultivar of Echinacea purpurea which is commonly called the eastern purple coneflower because, in its native region (eastern North America), it naturally blossoms with vibrant purple petals and a brownish orange central cone. The coconut lime variety, however, features petals and a central cone that wear the color of lime juice squeezed into the milk of a coconut. Plus, the central cone has a much more prominent shape – almost like a round, green coconut.

22. Italian Arum (Arum italicum)

Italian Arum (Arum italicum)

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A member of the Araceae plant family, the Italian arum is native to the Mediterranean region. This plant belongs to the Arum genus. Like its cousins (flowers such as calla lilies and peace lilies), the Italian arum features greenish, milky-white spathes with yellowish spadixes as the showiest parts of its blossoms. Unlike those cousins, however, the Italian arum has large, variegated leaves that remain comparatively low to the ground. The flowers are also relatively large, and they pop straight up from the center of the foliage, making them look as if they’re almost stuck half in the ground.

23. Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

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Native to Turkey, Syria, and the Caucasus, Moluccella laevis is a flowering plant species belonging to the Lamiaceae (mint) plant family. In addition to bells of Ireland, this plant is also commonly referred to as a shellflower. The plants grow with a branching habit and are tall and slender, reaching nearly three-and-half feet in height. When in blossom, they produce tiny, white flowers all along the stalks. These flowers are surrounded by large calyces (cup-shaped sepals) that look like green bells. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, bells of Ireland flowers symbolize good luck.

24. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)

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A member of the Asteraceae plant family, Chrysanthemum is a genus of flower plants that are primarily native to eastern Asia. However, some species grow natively in parts of northeastern Europe, as well. Chrysanthemum blossoms feature a wide variety of blossom shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. They bloom in just about every shade of every color of the rainbow, including several shades of green. A few popular varieties of green chrysanthemums include ‘Anastasia Green’, ‘Green Mist’, ‘Feeling Green’, and ‘Green Trick’. You’ll commonly see the button and spider varieties of green chrysanthemums in florists’ designs.

25. Zinnia (Zinnia)

Zinnia (Zinnia)

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Zinnia is a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Asteraceae plant family. Their native range is highly concentrated in Mexico but spans a large area from South America to the southwestern United States. Zinnia blooms come in several varieties. Some feature single rows of petals, while others are large and showy with multiple layers of petals and vibrant, variegated colors. Their solitary blossoms come in many colors, including a few green varieties. Some favorite green zinnias of gardeners include ‘Giant Lime’, ‘Queen Lime Blush’, and ‘Envy’.

26. Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum)

Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum)

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A member of the Amaryllidaceae plant family that is native to Asia and Europe, Allium ursinum is a bulbous perennial plant that produces vibrant green leaves and clusters of greenish-white flowers. The plant is best known for its roots, which are edible members of the garlic and onion plant genus (Allium). The plant has several common names, including bear’s garlic and bear leek. These names refer to the scientific name ursinum which is derived from the Latin word for bear. Supposedly, brown bears have a taste for the aromatic roots of these plants as they grow in their woodland habitats.

27. Sweet Amber (Hypericum androsaemum)

Sweet Amber (Hypericum androsaemum)

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Native to Europe and Asia, Hypericum androsaemum is a perennial shrub species belonging to the Hypericaceae (St. John’s wort) plant family. This plant is a compact shrub with arching branches and verdant, ovate leaves. From late spring through late summer, the shrubs produce clusters of cup-shaped flowers in a bright greenish-yellow shade. These flowers have berries that initially appear green and then gradually fade to red and a shade of purple that is nearly black. While this plant can be a great addition to a garden, it is considered invasive in areas such as New Zealand and Australia, where it can be tough to manage in cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, so it should be planted with care.

28. Sweet Pitcherplant (Sarracenia rubra)

Sweet Pitcherplant (Sarracenia rubra)

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A member of the Sarraceniaceae plant family, Sarracenia rubra is a carnivorous plant native to the southeastern United States. Sweet pitcher plants have tube-shaped, rolled leaves that form “pitchers” where insects can become trapped and digested by the plant. These tubes are often green in color or can also be a deep shade of purple. They also produce bright-red flowers in the spring. Sweet pitcher plants emit a sweet fragrance that draws prey and pollinators to their pitchers and flowers.

29. Green Jewel Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’)

Green Jewel Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel')

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Like the coconut lime coneflower, the green jewel coneflower is also a cultivar of the eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and a member of the Asteraceae plant family. This cultivar, however, features a deeper green color with a prominent apple-green center cone and lemon-lime petals. Additionally, this cultivar has a more daisy-like appearance with slightly upturned petals rather than the classic downturned petals that most coneflowers sport.

30. Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)

Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)

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Native to Iran, Nicotiana alata is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Solanaceae (nightshade) plant family. The plants have ovate leaves and slender, tubular flowers that open up into showy, star shapes at their ends. This species has several cultivars and varieties. Naturally, they blossom with white flowers, but some cultivars have pink, magenta, yellow, or green flowers. Some plants even bloom in more than one hue. The flowers are also delightfully fragrant, emitting a sweet scent that’s particularly strong in the evening and at night.

31. Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium)

Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium)

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Cymbidium orchids are some of the most commonly found available at garden centers and flower shops. Cymbidium is a genus of plants within the Orchidaceae (orchid) plant family. The genus itself contains a wide variety of exotic plants, and several feature green flowers that range in hue from chartreuse to apple green. Some of these green cymbidium orchid species include Cymbidium chloranthum, Cymbidium suave, Cymbidium hartinahianum, Cymbidium elegant, Cymbidium lancifolium, Cymbidium goeringii, Cymbidium faberi, and Cymbidium tortisepalum. These species are available in countless cultivars and varieties.

32. Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)

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Commonly called papyrus, paper reed, or Nile grass, Cyperus papyrus is an herbaceous perennial native to Africa and belongs to the Cyperaceae (sedge) plant family. This plant grows in wet, swampy areas. They look similar to reeds and produce poms of green foliage from the tops of their stems. Although they are not commonly found in gardens around the world, this particular plant species is most notable for its use in ancient Egypt, where it was harvested and used to produce a paper-like substance called papyrus, one of the first types of paper ever produced.

33. Flat-Leaved Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)

Flat-Leaved Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)

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Vanilla planifolia is a flowering vine species belonging to the Orchidaceae plant family. It’s native to Belize and Mexico. The vine produces attractive foliage – waxy, ovate, vibrant-green leaves – and pretty pendulous flowers blooming in shades of yellowish-green. The flowers, however, only last a day, meaning pollinators only have a short window for pollination. Human hands pollinate most cultivated plants as a result. Thanks to its high vanillin content, it’s one of the primary sources of vanilla flavoring. Despite its popularity and everyday use (or perhaps because of its popularity and common use), the plant is actually classified as an endangered species.

34. Common Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’)

Common Hop (Humulus lupulus 'Cascade')

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Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’ is a species of plant best known for its use in the brewing industry as an ingredient integral to the flavor of many beers. Common hops is a perennial, herbaceous, flowering plant that belongs to the Cannabaceae (hemp) plant family and is native to North America, Europe, and Western Asia. The plants have a climbing habit and produce deeply lobed leaves and light-green, cone-shaped flowers (at least on the female plants). These flowers are subtly fragrant and are the prime ingredient in brewing.

35. Mediterranean Spurge (Euphorbia characias)

Mediterranean Spurge (Euphorbia characias)

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Euphorbia characias is a flowering evergreen shrub that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae plant family. As its common name suggests, this species of spurge is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant produces compact, upright stems that have a wooly texture. The foliage is a dusty shade of silvery or blue-green. In varieties cultivated for the garden, flowers are bright, showy, and ornate with large, cloud-like, globulous, or slightly balloon-shaped clusters of chartreuse blossoms.

36. Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

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A member of the Araceae plant family, Arisaema triphyllum is an herbaceous perennial plant native to eastern North America. These plants grow brown stems between 12 and 26 inches tall. Three bright-green leaves surround a central, hooded, tube-shaped spathe that can either be green or purplish in color. Within the spathe and beneath its hood are a vibrant green spadix and the tiny, hidden flower blossoms.

37. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Ball’)

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus 'Green Ball')

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Dianthus is a genus of flowering plants native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. The genus contains flowers commonly called carnations, pink, and Sweet William. Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Ball’ is an unusual-looking cultivar that features petals that are so ruffled and numerous that they lend the flower head a fuzzy, pom-pom-like appearance. In addition to their odd texture, the blossoms open up into a vibrant shade of lime-green that is indeed striking in any garden or bouquet.

38. Venus Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum primulinum)

Venus Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum primulinum)

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Native to Sumatra, Paphiopedilum primulinum is an orchid species belonging to the Cypripedioideae (lady slipper) subfamily of the Orchidaceae (orchid) plant family. These flowers are commonly referred to as Venus slippers. The flowers of these orchids have a striking lemon-lime hue and feature the characteristic slipper-shaped labellum of the flower blossoms for which they are named.

39. Tulip (Tulipa viridiflora)

Tulip (Tulipa viridiflora)

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Tulipa is a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Liliaceae (lily) plant family. Perhaps, rivaled only by roses, tulips are among the world’s most popular and widely cultivated plants. There are several green varieties, but some of the most prominent include green types of the species Tulipa viridiflora, which features green stripes that extend from the stems through the length of the petals. Some cultivars of this species have completely green petals, while others have petals in different colors with a prominent green stripe down the center.

40. Green Flutter Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Green Flutter’)

Green Flutter Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter')

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Native to Asia, Hemerocallis is a genus of 16 species of flowering plants that belong to the Asphodelaceae plant family. Commonly called daylilies, these plants are not true lilies, but they do produce lance-like foliage and star-shaped flower blossoms that closely resemble the anatomy of lilies. Green flutter daylilies are a popular green-colored variety. At maturity, they achieve about 20 inches in height and feature attractive lime-green flower blossoms with prominent, matching stamens. Plus, they bloom twice yearly – once in late summer and again in early fall.


Create a Truly Green Space With Green Flowers and Plants

Mother Nature’s favorite color is green, and it can be yours too! To create a peaceful plantscape that symbolizes good luck, rebirth, renewal, fertility, abundance, and wealth, fill your garden and your home with green-colored plants and green-blooming flowers.


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I’ve long been fascinated with the world of flowers, plants, and floral design. I come from a family of horticulturists and growers and spent much of my childhood in amongst the fields of flowering blooms and greenhouses filled with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents from all over the world. Today, my passion has led me to further explore the world of horticulture, botany, and floristry and I'm always excited to meet and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts and professionals from across the globe. I hold a BSc degree in Plant Sciences and have trained professionally at leading floristry schools in London and Paris.

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