Green flowers symbolise nature, life and rejuvenation as well as youth and good fortune in some parts of the world. Though often overlooked when it comes to popular colour choices for bouquets, green flowers can really make a striking arrangement that is perfect for any occasion.
Here, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 green flowers.
The classic rose is a symbol of love and affection and comes in a variety of stunning colours. Red roses are often given on Valentine’s Day but did you know that green roses represent hope and optimism? They sound ideal if you’re trying to impress someone for the first time.
This sweet little flower is sometimes overlooked when arranged in a bouquet, but with its lovely bright colour and delicate petals, it is one of the most popular cut flowers in the world. The green shades can range from pale mint to vibrant emerald.
Also known as the ‘Christmas Rose’ this is a popular choice during the festive season. When combined with deep red hellebores, this green variety really stands out as a distinctive and beautiful flower. Just remember to handle them with care; most species of hellebore are poisonous.
Green Cymbidium orchid
Orchids are one of the most popular flowers and are often used in everything from wedding bouquets to fashion accessories. The stunning green Cymbidium orchid combines the distinctive shape of the orchid with the slightly unusual shade of lime green.
Daylilies are extremely diverse in both colour and shape due to hybridisations created by gardeners and professional botanists. Among these beautiful creations is a striking green variety that features long, elegant curled petals and a rich green shade.
This wonderfully round flower includes a multitude of tiny petals arranged together in a globe. Zinnias actually come in a number of shapes and sizes, but this fantastic green variety is one of our favourites.
A favourite choice for summer wedding bouquets, this bright and vibrant green gladiolus includes shapely tapered petals and long stems. Also known as the ‘sword lily’ due to its shape, this sweet scented flower is one of the most striking green flowers.
Green trick dianthus
The ‘trick’ to this one is that it is actually a plant rather than a flower, but we love it anyway. The wonderful ‘puff-ball’ of leaves creates a lovely round bright green ball; perfect for arrangements and table centrepieces.
Bells of Ireland
As a member of the mint family, this lush green plant is frequently used both fresh and dried in flower arrangements. In the Victorian ‘language of flowers’ the Bells of Ireland is said to represent luck.