Green flowers represent life, nature and rejuvenation.
In some parts of the world, they are also symbolic of good fortune and youth. Despite this, they’re often disregarded when choosing flowers for a beautiful bouquet, when in fact; green flowers can create an extremely stunning floral arrangement and one that is perfect for any occasion.
For this reason alone, we’ve put together a list of our top 15 favourite green flowers:
15 Most Beautiful Green Flowers
1. Green Carnation
When added to a bouquet, this dainty little flower is often overlooked, however its bright hue can transform an average bouquet into a stunning creation. The carnation is already one of the most popular flowers on the planet. It’s only a matter of time before the green shades – with their pale mint hues and attractive emerald greens – follow suit.
2. Green Chrysanthemum
If you’re looking for a flower to give to your Mother on Mother’s Day, the Chrysanthemum (including the Green Chrysanthemum) is a great option and one that will add an instant injection of colour to any bouquet.
3. Green Trick Dianthus
Although this specie is more of a plant, rather than a flower, it’s still a popular option for the more avant-garde bouquet – particularly centre pieces and table arrangements. This is due to its round ‘puff-ball’ shape.
4. Bells of Ireland
This green floral specie, a member of the mint family, is used in both dried and fresh flower arrangements. It’s also said to symbolise luck.
5. Green Gladiolus
Due to its exotic shades, this green flower is often found in table centerpieces and wedding bouquets. It boasts long stems and tapered petals. Its aesthetic appearance is also complemented by a sweet scent, which makes it an ideal option for events.
6. Green Zinnia
One of the most unique green flowers available today, the Green Zinnia is a favorite of many garden connoisseurs. It boasts a globe-like shape brandishing a multitude of delicate petals. Today, it can be found in an assortment of sizes and forms.
7. Green Cymbidium Orchid
Orchids are a hugely popular choice of flower, possibly because they’re available in a wide range of colours and shapes. They’re often found in our homes, offices and even in wedding bouquets. If you’re looking for something a little different, choose the Green Cymbidium Orchid – this beautiful green flower boasts an array of unusual shades, including both lime green and vibrant red.
8. Green Daylily
This specie of green flower is unique in both its colour and shape. Its distinctiveness is down to the work of professional botanists and green-fingered connoisseurs, who have created a striking green variety of Daylily, which boasts elegant petals with curled edges and rich green hues.
9. Green Hellebore
Nicknamed the ‘Christmas Rose’, this vibrant, fresh flower is a popular choice during the festivities, as it perfectly complements deep red Hellebores. One thing to keep in mind when handling these species of flower is that they can be poisonous – it’s therefore best to leave the arranging to your florist.
10. Green Rose
The classic rose symbolises both love and affection and is available in a wide variety of gorgeous hues. Although red roses are the popular option to gift a loved one on Valentine’s Day, green roses are also a great choice, as they represent both hope and optimism. They’re therefore a great option for a bouquet, especially if you’re trying to impress the person you’re gifting.
11. Green Hydrangea
Guaranteed to brighten up your home and garden, these beautiful green blooms boast large heads made up of an array of smaller flowers. They thrive in both sun and partial shade and are a favourite flower of many a green-fingered connoisseur.
12. Green Hypericum Berries
More commonly known as St. John’s Wort, this particular flower specie grows between one and three feet tall. It showcases ample-sized oval leaves, which each brandish individual clusters of flowers. Hypericum berries are often used in bouquets and table arrangements prior to ripening.
13. Lady’s Slipper Orchid
Unlike the majority of orchids available today, this smaller specie boasts just two leaves, both of which branch out from the central stem. It’s these unique leaves that earned them their name, which look a little like a lady’s slipper. In the wild, they’re often found in shady woodlands. In florists, they’re harder to come by as certain species are now endangered.
14. Spider Mum
Renowned for their lengthy, narrow petals, these spring blooms are available in an array of different hues, including green. The name derives from the drooping petals, which look a little like spider legs.
These green flowers come in the shape of stunning upward spires. Their unique twisted form is what makes them so attractive.
As you can see there’s plenty of beautiful green flowers out there that can provide an elegant twist to your floral displays – the toughest question is which ones to choose!
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