Are there any dark green flowers?

Do Green Flowers Exist?

There are green flowers that exist; some are naturally showstoppers from their beauty, and others quietly camouflage and blend naturally with the landscape. They convey a special meaning, mostly hope, renewal, optimism, good fortune, and youth, regardless of the shade. 

These flowers offer a great feeling of calmness. Stepping out into a calming effect of green, from the green grass, the green needles of pine leaves, all the different shades of green plants and shrubs, to attractive green blossoms – is sublimely fulfilling.

A bouquet of green flowers is an ideal gift for various occasions depending on the situation. First, green blossoms symbolize good health, which makes it suitable to send them to a sick person in the hospital or when you want to brighten someone’s mood.

They also symbolize new beginnings. So, a bouquet of green blooms will be best for a child starting a new level of education or anyone embarking on a new endeavor. 

Green Flowers Names

Any season with green flowers on the earth’s surface will be a season of calmness and tranquility. Many people associate the color green with spring and growth. A naturally reoccurring hue, green blooms balance the earth with harmony and serenity.

All green blossoms adorn the earth with stunning beauty in varying shades, from the smallest blade of grass to the eye-catching lime flowers. Here are some of the common examples:

  • Anastasia Spider Mum (Chrysanthemum Spp)
  • Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
  • Green Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium)
  • Dianthus ‘Green Ball’ (Dianthus barbatus)
  • Tropical Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedioideae)
  • Jack in the pulpit flower (Arisaema triphyllum)
  • The Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana persica)
  • The Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla)
  • The Mediterranean Spurge (Euphorbia characias)
  • Sword Lily (Green Star Gladiolus)

All these green flowers grace the land at different seasons under varying conditions.

Naturally Green Flowers

All seasons, from spring to winter, you will find all shades of these flowers, from lime to dark green displaying their beauty in the environment. Some of these blossoms will naturally flourish unattended, while others are excellent for landscaping. Flowers thrive in different environmental and climatic conditions. Below are some of them and their preferred conditions.

Common flower nameBotanical nameFavorable conditions
Button Flower/Cape jasmineCentaurea cyanusCape jasmine is an evergreen plant that produces showy green blossoms in late spring and summer. It grows in moist, well-drained acidic or neutral sand, clay, or loam soils. It thrives in partial to full sun exposure. 
Stinking HelleboreHelleborus foetidusStinking hellebore is an evergreen perennial that blooms in mid and late spring and winter with green flowers. It grows up to 30cm to 60cm tall and spreads up to 60cm in full to partial sun. It thrives in moist, well-drained alkaline, neutral chalk, clay, or loam soil. It is drought and deer resistant. 
Green zinnia/common zinniaZinnia elegansGreen zinnia plant blooms with green flowers in full sun exposure. It thrives in well-drained acidic, alkaline, or neutral clay, sand, chalk, or loam soils. Its mature size is 30cm to 120cm in height and 15cm to 60cm wide. It is drought-resistant and attracts butterflies. 
Green daylilyHemerocallisA green daylily is a low-maintenance perennial that blooms in late spring, summer, and fall with showy, fragrant flowers. It attains a mature size of 30cm to 150cm in height and 30cm to 60cm wide. It prefers moist, well-drained acidic, neutral, alkaline clay, chalk, or loam soil. Green daylily is drought and rabbit resistant and attracts butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds. 
Bells of IrelandMoluccella laevisThe Bells of Irelands are annual plants with dark green stems and sizeable bell-shaped foliage. It produces small hidden green flowers. It thrives in moist, well-drained soil with a neutral Ph of 6.5 to 7.5 and requires partial shade to full sun exposure to blossom. 
Hypericum BerriesHypericum androsaemumHypericum Berries is also called St. John’s wort, and it attains a mature height of 1 to 3 feet. It thrives best in well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun. 

Infographic: Naturally Green Flowers

Naturally green flower varieties
Infographic: Naturally Green Flowers

Are There Any Blue-Green Flowers?

Blue-green flowers do exist. Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) is a low-maintenance short-lived perennial with beautiful blue-green flowers. It blossoms in mid and late spring and early and mid-summer. it grows well in moist, well-drained clay, chalk, or loam soil with acidic, alkaline, or neutral Ph and is rich in organic matter. It requires partial to full sun exposure for maximum blooming. 

Forget me not is also known as Myosotis palustrus. The showy, semi-evergreen plant is rabbit and deer resistant and attracts butterflies. The leaves and stems of forget me not plant have small hairs. Most varieties of forget me not plants blossom all summer.

Forget-me-not plant grows to a height of 15cm to 30cm and width of 22cm to 60cm. It is best suited for ground cover, containers and patio, beds and borders, and banks and slopes. It is also suitable for underplanting roses and shrubs. 

Are Dark Green Roses Real?

types of dark green flowers
China rose (Rosa chinensis viridiflora)

Although dark green roses are pretty unusual, they do exist. Green roses generally represent growth, fertility, and nature’s abundance. They also bear other symbolic meanings like success in business and romantic relationships, bounty, goodwill, and jealousy. The green rose varieties range from pale to dark green. 

With all the beautiful shades of green roses, China rose (Rosa chinensis viridiflora) has no match in its uniqueness. It consists of a leafy middle and sepals. It is a rare species that derives its main uniqueness from its lack of actual petals. The best news is that you can grow Rosa chinensis viridiflora at home. Here are the growing requirements for this flower.

  • China Rose grows well in well-drained clay, loam, sand, or chalk soil that is rich and fertile
  • It prefers acidic, alkaline, or neutral pH.
  • The flower needs full sun exposure and average water
  • It requires low maintenance once established

China rose blooms in late spring, summer, and fall in the right conditions. It is a showy plant of merit that attracts butterflies. China rose is perfect for screens and hedges, beds, and borders.

Rare Green Flowers

Even though there are many varieties of these flowers, there are rare ones as well that appear in specific seasons only. Some of the rare ones include the following:

Green Pastel flowers

Different colors of pastel flowers bear different symbolic meanings. There is a belief that pastels are “spring only” flowers to act as a calm reminder of the transition from winter to summer. The soft color shades of pastel flowers create feelings of peace, calmness, and relaxation. While you can send flower gifts at any time, some occasions and situations when sending green pastel flowers would be more proper.

  • Send green pastel flowers as a gift to a newborn child as a symbol of life 
  • Sending green pastel flowers to someone in the hospital or who is recovering from illness shows that you wish them good health
  • You could also gift green pastel flowers to someone whose décor you do not know since the soft green shade blends naturally with other colors and the environment.

Emerald Green flowers

Emerald green flowers are among the rarest. The deep green hue symbolizes vitality and renewal. It is the color of the emerald gem, one of the rarest gems among diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Gifting someone emerald green flowers would convey your deep and unspoken emotions. Emerald green is the perfect color that embodies the spring season. It would be a more appropriate gift on the following occasions. 

  • A bouquet of Emerald flowers is an ideal gift for anyone celebrating a birthday in May.
  • You can gift someone emerald flowers to appreciate their beauty without spoken words.
  • They are an acceptable gift to someone who is trying to find a new path in life as they symbolize renewal.
  • Due to their association with life, emerald flowers would be an appropriate gift to a newborn baby.

Some emerald green flowers include green carnations, green cymbidium orchids, and Amaryllis.

Are there any dark green flowers?
Green Carnations

Why Are Green Flowers So Rare?

Green blooms are incredibly rare in the natural world. Most of the green flowers are yellow with a green tinge. The existing green flowers are often from wind-pollinated plants. Animal pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds cannot pollinate these flowers because they need to differentiate between the flower and the foliage. 

In addition, most pollinators do not have the filter for the green light in electromagnetic spectrum wavelength, so they cannot perceive green flowers for pollination. The inadequate or lack of pollinators has led to less widespread evolution of green flowering plants, making green blossoms rare.

Indian Green Flowers

India boasts many flowers all year round, including the green flower. Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum) is one of the most common green flowers. It is an herbaceous perennial that produces green, pink, or white flowers. The Solomon’s seal thrives best in moist, well-drained soil rich in humus and a pH of 5 to 7. It enjoys partial to full shade. Under the right conditions, Solomon’s seal blooms in spring. The flowers are small and bell-shaped. 

Other resources related to Green Flowers:

20 Types of Green Flowers – FTD.com

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18 Types of Green Flowers – ProFlowers Blog

20 Green Flowers – Pretty Garden Blooms – Country Living …

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