More commonly thought of as the color of the foliage surrounding a beautiful bloom, a selection of unique flowers grow in green and can add some variety to your garden.
If you are looking to add some intrigue, try growing Bells of Ireland or adding Hellebores to your backyard. To learn more about sun and soil needs as well as a growing tip, scroll through our guide.
Types of Green Flowers
Healleborus is a perennial with leathery leaves that protect a circle of tiny stamen-like petals. They have a long blooming period, lasting anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks and ranging in color from white to purple.
With over 2,000 varieties and hundreds of years of cultivation, the rose has an extensive family and a long history. Old roses, which are classified as existing prior to the 1867 tea rose, generally have more fragrance, more complicated blooms and greater disease resistance. Modern roses offer an endless color selection and all-season blooms.
Carnations are popular for the spectrum of colors they come in. They grow full blooms of serrated petals on a long, narrow stalk.
Commonly referred to as Mums, Chrysanthemums are a classic addition to a fall garden. There are hundreds of varieties that give you choices between color, height, flower size and even time of bloom.
Cymbidium Orchid Cymbidium
Cymbidium Orchids are loved for their long-lasting bloom and the fantastic range of color. They blossom in winter and can have up to 15 or more flowers per stem.
Daylilies grow easily and spread quickly despite their delicate appearance. Their trumpet-shape bloom grows on top of a tall, leafless stem. They can be found in many different colors as there are tens of thousands of hybrids in existence
Zinnia Zinnia elegans
Zinnias have a bright, daisy-like heads on a tall, slender stem. They grow up to 3 feet and bloom annually.
Gladiolus Gladiolus hortulanus
This perennial favorite grows beautiful, showy flowers. Growing up to 6 feet high in a multitude of color, Gladiolus make a great cut flower.
Belonging to the same family as carnations, Dianthus are colorful, hardy annuals. They emit a spicy fragrance and can most frequently be found in hues of pink, purple and white.
Bells of Ireland Moluccela Laevis
Bells of Ireland is an annual grown for its tall, dark green stems covered thickly by lighter bell-shaped leaves. Small flowers bloom but are mostly hidden by the lush leaves.
Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
These big, sky blue blooms will definitely brighten up your garden. They have large heads composed of many smaller flowers.
Hypericum Berries Hypericum androsaemum
Hypericum, commonly called St. John's Wort, grows between 1-3 feet tall and has large oval leaves with clustered flowers. Hypericum Berries are commonly used in flower arrangements both before they ripen and once they turn deep red.
Calla Lily Zantedeschia
Calla Lilies are very popular for their elegant bell shape both in gardens and as cut flowers. They grow well outdoors and as houseplants.
Spider Mum Dendranthema grandiflorum
Noted for their long, narrow petals that cover the entire flower head, Spider Mums are spring blooms that come in many different colors. The drooping petals resemble spider legs which is where it got its name.
Dahlias are colorful flowers with many spiky petal which form their large, round heads. They range in color and size.
Cockscomb comes either in striking upward spires or crested with a fascinating twisted form. Either variety will provide a showy pop of color.
Lady's Slipper Orchid Cypripedium
This little orchid only has two leaves that branch out from the central stem. The unique flower looks much like a lady's slipper, closed tightly with a small opening.
Also known as pincushion flowers, Scabiosa is an interesting flower with a pincushion-like center and an outer layer of petals.This summer bloomer can be found most often in shades of blue, white and purple.
Photo Credit: Rose via anne beaumont, Carnation via The Bex, Daylily via Fungus Guy, Zinnia via Swallowtail Garden Seeds, Bells of Ireland via Magnus Manske, Cockscomb via Rameshng, Lady’s Slipper Orchid via Björn S….