Plants and Trees with Green Flowers for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide
Plants and Trees with Green Flowers – Buying & Growing Guide
When you think of the average garden, you may be picturing purple, pink, or even orange flowers. “Green” is not likely to be the first thing to come to mind. Imagine how unique your garden will be, then, with flowers of green hues. Explore the different types of green flowers to add some stunning color to your garden.
Types of Green Flowers
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height||Sun||Features|
|Evergreen Amaryllis, Hippeastrum ‘Evergreen’||1-10||2 feet||Full sun: 6 hours or more a day||Bulbous perennials in warmer climates; flowers are apple to pale green; easy to grow|
|Green Ball Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Ball’||4-8||1-2 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Fuzzy round lime green flowers, three inches across; short-lived perennial; good cut flower|
|Green Jewel Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’||3-8||1-2 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Five inch fragrant jade-green flowers; blooms profusely mid to late summer; very hardy|
|Green Star Sword Lily, Gladiolus ‘Green Star’||8-11||3-4 feet||Full sun: 6 hours or more a day||Spikes of ruffled three to four inch lime-green blooms; long-lasting flowers; great cut flowers|
|Greenspire Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Greenspire’||4-8||6-10 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Deciduous shrub; pointy conical panicles of light green florets; blooms mid-summer to fall|
|Lime Green Flowering Tobacco, Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’||3-10||1-3 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Fragrant lime green trumpet-like flowers; Annual north of zone 10; good container plant|
|Francisca Polyanthus Primrose, Primula ‘Francisca’||4-8||6-8 inches||Partial sun: no more than 4 hours of direct light a day||Semi-evergreen perennial; pale jade green flowers in spring to mid-summer; easy to grow|
|Benary’s Giant Lime Zinnia, Zinnia elegans ‘Benary’s Giant Lime’||2-11||3-4 feet||Full sun: 6 hours or more a day||Annual; six inches dahlia-like, lime-green flowers; very disease- and drought-resistant; extended bloom time|
|Green Goddess Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’||8-10||2-3 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Fragrant green-to-white spathes; green arrow-shaped leaves; exceptional cut flower|
|HGC Green Corsican Lenten Rose, Helleborus x nigercors ‘HGC Green Corsican’||5-9||1-2 feet||Partial to full shade: no more than 4 hours of direct light a day||Large creamy white flowers that fade to green; easy to grow; disease- and pest-free|
How to Plant and Grow Flowers
Choose a site for your flowering plant that gives it adequate sunlight. Most flowering plants prefer fertile soil that drains well so they are never standing in a puddle. Be sure to allow space between the plants, so they can reach their mature size without crowding.
If you are planting nursery stock, unpot the plant and tease out any roots encircling the root ball so they cannot girdle the plant and eventually kill it. Dig a hole that’s a little deeper than the root ball and twice as wide. Add a few handfuls of well-rotted compost or manure to the hole and place the plant in it so it’s at the same level as it was in the pot. Fill in around it with loose soil. Tamp down and water thoroughly.
When newly planted, your flower will need water every day or so. Once it is established and growing, it will be fine with roughly an inch of water a week, either from rain or supplemental watering. Add an organic mulch around the base of the plant to help the soil stay moist and keep weeds from growing.
Fertilize your plant early in the growing season with a general-purpose, slow-release fertilizer, following the package directions. Ease up on fertilizing by mid-July, so the plant can begin to prepare for winter.