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Green Up Your Garden

Green Up Your Garden

Green is usually considered a neutral color in the garden, but with the selection of Emerald as the Pantone Color of the Year 2013 I thought it would be fun to look at a few statement-making green flowers.

9 Green Flowers

Chinese Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum)
Semi-evergreen shrub; zones 7 - 9; partial shade; hydrangea-like flower clusters open chartreuse and mature to creamy white.

'Envy' Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Annual; full sun; easy to grow from seeds; showy blooms from early summer through the first fall frost.

Nicotiana langsdorffii
Annual; full sun to partial shade; spreads from seed; a great flower for a cottage-style garden.

Lenten Rose (Hellebore)
Perennial; zones 5 - 8; partial shade; blooms in late winter and very early spring; a long lasting cut flower.

Little Lime™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
Deciduous shrub; zones 3 - 9; lime green blooms that mature to pink; reaches only 3 - 5 feet tall so it's perfect for small spaces and containers.

'Spring Green' Tulip (Tulipa)
Bulb; full sun; makes a statement in a monochromatic container design with parsley and pale yellow violas.

'Acadian Miss' Louisiana Iris (I. brevicaulis)
Perennial; full sun; zones 6 - 10; a beautiful choice for soggy areas of the garden or water features.

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis autumnalis)
Tender perennial; zones 8 - 11; full sun to partial shade; the pineapple shaped blooms are a conversation starter; great cut flower.

'Helena's Blush' Euphorbia (Amygdaloides hybrid)
Perennial; zones 6 - 9; full sun to partial shade; after the chartreuse spring flowers fade the variegate foliage adds interest to the garden.