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.
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.