10 Naturally Green Flowers

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How many green flowers do you know? Flowers come in many different shapes and colors. The most common flower colors include shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple. It is also possible to cultivate flowers in many unique shades, thanks to modern growing methods. One color that isn’t very common among flowers is green, but there are, in fact, quite a few naturally green flowers. These make for a great addition to your flower arrangements.

In this article, we discuss some interesting facts about naturally green flowers:

  • Where do green flowers come from?
  • The beauty and the uses of green flowers
  • 10 varieties of naturally green colors
  • The easy way to order flowers

Where Do Green Flowers Come from?

Although there are many green flower varieties, some of which we cover in this article, naturally green flowers are not that common. If you have seen green flowers before, there is a high chance that some of these could have been artificially green. This is not extremely difficult to achieve by dying white flowers.

In nature, the color green comes from the chlorophyll pigment in the plant. This green substance plays a crucial role in the process of photosynthesis, where sunlight is used to convert carbon dioxide and water into food for the plant. Photosynthesis is typically the role of the leaves primarily, but other green parts of the plants, such as the stems, also have the capability.

We must also mention the role of flowers in the plant. While flowers are beautiful to pick and decorate, they have more than a cosmetic significance in their parent plants. Flowers are usually brightly colored and appealing to attract pollinating insects such as bees. Flowers also hold the reproductive parts of the plants.

You may be wondering why some flowers are green when the main purpose of flowers is to attract insects and facilitate reproduction rather than to carry out photosynthesis. There are various reasons for this, and some species have their own unique adaptations. One explanation for green flowers is that although some of these look like flowers, they are not true flowers according to the biological definition. Some green flowers may actually be modified leaves or sepals. That said, many green flowers do fall into the true definition of a flower.

The Beauty and the Uses of Green Flowers

Green is a beautiful color that symbolizes life, rejuvenation, and growth. In nature, we find a full range of green tones and shades. Green also has a cooling and calming effect. When it comes to flowers, however, green flowers are often overlooked for their lack of outstanding color. They may be sidelined only to be used as houseplants. While they do make great house plants, they have so many more uses than that.

One of the perfect times to pull out a green floral arrangement is during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Green flowers are great for decorations, tiaras, wreaths, and more. Green flowers also make excellent spring-themed centerpieces. They can also be used in different occasions such as weddings. Green blooms are great when paired with just white flowers or with a whole host of reds, oranges, and yellows.

10 Varieties of Naturally Green Colors

We have picked 10 varieties of naturally green flowers to mention here. There are plenty more, and you can even grow some for yourself.

  • The Christmas rose, or stinking hellebore, is a bell-shaped flower. It is in the buttercup family. This green flower sprouts towards the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Be warned—this plant is toxic when ingested for both humans and deer.
  • The green button pom flower, also known as the Yoko Ono pom, is in the chrysanthemum family. It is a bright green flower with a unique shape. Adding the green button pom flower to your arrangement can bring some fun and energy.
  • Bells of Ireland, despite their name, are originally from Turkey. They are associated with luck, and this fact, together with their green color, brought on the Irish-inspired nickname. Bells of Ireland have been cultivated for over 500 years. They are lovely for both your garden and your floral arrangements.

Orchids come in many different colors. Here are two green varieties.

  • The green cymbidium orchid blooms from spring to fall. You can grow this plant in your garden and add it to a centerpiece. This decorative plant produces lime green flowers.
  • The lady’s slipper orchid is a smaller species with just two leaves. These branch out and close together into what resembles the shape of a lady’s slipper. These lovely blooms are, however, becoming harder to find as many species are now endangered.

Here are five more green flowers.

  • The anthurium is a highly popular tropical plant. Its unique heart-shaped petals make a very stunning flower indeed.
  • The “green star” gladiolus is a green flower that can be planted in early spring. Its impressive blooms grow along a tall stem. This plant finds itself in many gardens around the world.
  • The Anastasia spider mum has a very unique look, and as suggested by the name, its lengthy and narrow petals resemble a spider’s legs. This green flower is fascinating and can add a sparkle to your floral arrangement.
  • Green hydrangeas are beautiful green blooms with large heads made of smaller flowers. Many flower growers love them, and they surely brighten up the garden.
  • Finally, green roses do exist. While not as bright as other rose colors, they are a great gift representing hope and optimism.

The Easy Way to Order Flowers

Growing flowers can be a lot of fun. You can have the freshest flowers for your home décor or for making bouquets to give to special people in your life. Most people don’t grow their own flowers, however, but we have the next best thing. At FloraQueen, we supply quality flowers all over the world. You can browse our website to see all the flowers we have and to place your order.

Green flowers may be rare, but they are definitely worth your attention. They can add color and awe to any arrangements and are a must-have when St Patrick’s Day celebrations get rolling.