Green is arguably the most prominent colour in the natural world. However, it’s most commonly associated with grass, shrubs and leaves, not necessarily with flowers!
For many, the idea of green flowers might seem a bit fantastical, but it turns out there are numerous different blooms in this hue.
What Do Green Flowers Mean?
Green flowers are representative of feelings of calm, a sense of togetherness with nature, renewal, optimism, youth and good fortune. There is also something quite unexpected about a simple bouquet of naturally green flowers.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most gorgeous green flowers below.
Bells of Ireland
These aptly named blossoms are cup-shaped and grown in clusters on a single stalk. The flowers have a thin, papery texture and can provide height to any flower arrangement. Bells of Ireland also serve beautifully as dried or cut flowers.
While carnations are popular fillers in multi-flower arrangements, they are incredibly striking when they make up their own bouquet. Light green carnations are growing in popularity for events like spring weddings as they are less expensive than other flowers. This flower is also available in annual, biennial and perennial varieties.
Curious about carnations? Learn more about the meaning of colourful carnations.
Calla lilies are very striking but did you know they’re not actually true lilies? The green flowers are simple and trumpet-shaped. As a bouquet, they’re becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst modern brides.
Cockscomb makes for very unique flowers. Their shape is very similar to coral from the ocean and their neon green colour is bright and bold. Because of its unique appearance, cockscomb can bring an edge to almost any garden or floral arrangement.
Known more simply as mums for short, chrysanthemums are available in a wide variety of shapes and colours, including bright green!
These flowers have long been a mainstay within the florist community and include impressive variants such as button spray chrysanthemums and huge spider chrysanthemums.
Also referred to as ‘green balls’, the Dianthus is thought of as being the life of the flower party! These perennial blossoms are very unique as they look just like soft, fuzzy balls arrange in different shades of lime green. They grow well in flower beds and containers.
Like many flowers on this list, the dahlia is available in a variety of colours, but the green ones are particularly striking.
Described as ‘true green goddesses’, these lime-green flowers range in size, measuring anywhere between just a few inches wide to the size of a dinner plate. These plants tend to flower most prominently during the midsummer months and into autumn.
These perennial orchids are quite striking. They come in shades of light and dark green and can last for several weeks once cut, making them ideal for bouquets.
The perennial Gerbera daisy is a very cheerful flower that blooms aplenty. They last for a long time once cut and grow abundantly, instantly brightening up any garden.
Gladiolus flowers are tall and flashy, making them a fantastic feature in any garden. Also known as ‘sword lily’, gladioli bloom gorgeously in the summer months. They offer a bright, electric green hue which can add a punch of colour to any flower bed.
While beautiful, flowering tobacco is a tender perennial that can be toxic to animals and children. These plants boast leafy, full-bodied green stalks and create a foundation for small flowers to grow at the top. They are also quite dainty looking.
Hellebores are also known as Lenten roses. They make for very low maintenance plants and can be striking when snipped off and placed to float in bowls of water as their blooms grow facing downwards.
Great as a border plant, Lady’s Mantle is a low grower. It boasts tiny clusters of yellow-green flowers and looks its best when multiple plants grow simultaneously alongside it.
Tropical Lady’s Slipper Orchid
These uniquely named orchids get their name from the fact that their blossoms resemble slippers. This plant is an excellent choice for beginner gardeners as they are easy to grow, beautiful and require minimal maintenance. The flowers themselves are big and last for a considerable while.
The Mediterranean spurge is an excellent addition to any garden looking for a bit of extra greenery. This perennial shrub is low maintenance and boasts darker green leaves at the bottom, while the clusters of flowers at the top are bright neon green.
Hydrangeas are amongst the world’s most popular garden flowers. They make for dreamy hedges and shrubs. Their tiny flowers grow just like pom-poms, all clustered together to form one massive flower.
Hydrangeas are best enjoyed as a bouquet of several blooms but are just as beautiful as a single stem. These flowers are available in a variety of colours, including light shades of green.
Ranunculus are often thought to resemble roses in the way that their petals fall. These plants are available in a number of different colours, but the celery-green shade is perhaps one of the most striking.
Zinnia plants are well known for their bright, brilliant blooms. They look quite striking in lime green as well. These plants are relatively low maintenance and are tolerant to dry patches and drought.
We tend to think of tulips being from the Netherlands, but they are traceable back to Turkey originally! Tulips enjoy long bloom terms and serve well as part of a bouquet of cut flowers due to ther deep symbolism.
Many of the flowers on this list are commonly found in all shades of vibrant colours but are less commonly seen in hues of green. However, when green flowers are gathered together, they make a real statement.
If you’re looking for a bouquet that really stands out, next time, go green!
Lily’s love for flowers and plants was nurtured in her grandmother’s vibrant garden. Over the years, this affection blossomed into a full-fledged passion for horticulture.
With formal training in botany and countless hours in her own backyard oasis, Lily has cultivated a deep understanding of plant care and garden design.