Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’ (Flowering Tobacco)

Heavily fragrant with fresh lime green flowers, Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’ is a delightful variety of Flowering Tobacco that is easy to mix with any color in the garden. Resembling small trumpets, 5 in. long (12 cm), the lime chartreuse flowers are borne on long, slender stems that rise up from a lovely basal rosette of spoon-shaped leaves. They look best in light shade or in the evening, when their fragrance is particularly noticeable, as their blossoms close in bright sunlight. Blooming over a reasonably long period, from summer until fall, this Nicotiana is perfect to brighten partially shaded borders!

  • This tender perennial is winter hardy to zones 10-11, therefore it is grown as an annual in cooler zones.
  • Fairly pest-free and low maintenance, add this charming and graceful plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with abundant happy butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinating insect!
  • Vigorously growing up to 1-3 ft. high (30-90 cm) and spreading up to 1-2 ft. (30-60 cm), Nicotiana is an ideal addition to beds and borders or containers. Plant it near a patio or near a porch, where you will enjoy the scent of their fragrance in the evening! Excellent as cut flowers!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society

Delphinium ‘Black Knight’, Nicotiania ‘Lime Green’ – Courtesy Chanticleer Garden, Lisa Roper

  • May be be grown from seeds in fall or spring. Sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed or indoors 6-8 weeks prior to the last spring frost date. Will freely self-seed under satisfying growing conditions.
  • Contact with the foliage may irritate the skin.

Nicotiana are perennial plants that belong to the Solanaceae family and are mostly native to Brazil or Argentina. Usually grown as annuals or semi-evergreen shrubs, they are terrific plants cumulating many qualities: long blooming season, rich variety of flower shape and color, delightful fragrance, high versatility as they may be grown in full sun or shady areas, ability to naturalize via generous self-sowing. A plant that should be in every garden!

New Lime is a paint color from Benjamin Moore. 2025-30, to be exact. Jenny just painted 4 terra cotta pots this color for a client-I am very interested to see what she plants in them. Whatever she does, it will be exciting to the eye. I have a long history of fascination with lime green. I can still see my mother’s raised eyebrows when I picked out a lime green dress for my junior prom-never mind the reaction of my classmates all decked out in peach, pink and blue chiffon. To my eye, lime green is all about watery fresh, mint, new, light, lively-everything a spring garden has to offer. My Princeton Gold Maples are lime green all summer-but when the first leaf out-this I would call wildly lime. Delish.

There are few hellebores I would turn away from my garden, but I have a particular love of the green ones. There is something about that color that says spring so strongly, I am not able to resist.

The giant maple in my fountain garden blooms chartreuse, and leafs out new lime. Though the leaves turn dark green as they mature, this is my favorite time for them. Even the blue of the sky seems new.

Many white flowers are stained green-hellebores are no exception. Ranunculus, dahlias, Japanese anemones, Sally Holmes roses-what I like best about white flowers is the green that comes with them.

Lime green hostas so light up a shady spot. The beds of Sum and Substance hosta on either side of my drive are veastly better than landscape lighting at dusk. This picture was taken late in the summer-the plants still look fresh. Chartreuse green has the effect of endowing any other color with a little electricity.

This spotted hellebore is from the Royal Heritage strain/mix. Some seedlings grow up a dark and muddy rose/red/mauve-not my favorites. I do like the spotted flowers; that background green makes that wine red spotting read clearly. Not that I have one thing against mud-every gardener’s spring is chock full of it. I am not in the mood for moody in the spring.This green lace primrose is as frilly and cheery as any spring flower I have ever seen. Everything I have read tags this plant as a zone 6-I would not expect it to be hardy in my area, unless I make special provisions, and pray a lot. However, they do wonders for a spring container planting.


The asparagus in my yard has been popping up for several weeks-though its color is a darker version of lime, they make my mouth water.

To give your spring containers a big dose of luscious, lime them up. New lettuce is a great companion plant. Other good green choices for spring containers? Parsley, rosemary, strawberries, creeping jenny, angelina. But this lettuce is a one-plant brass band playing that tune, spring is in the air.

15 Green Flowers you Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Green flowers represent life, nature and rejuvenation.

In some parts of the world, they are also symbolic of good fortune and youth. Despite this, they’re often disregarded when choosing flowers for a beautiful bouquet, when in fact; green flowers can create an extremely stunning floral arrangement and one that is perfect for any occasion.

For this reason alone, we’ve put together a list of our top 15 favourite green flowers:

15 Most Beautiful Green Flowers

1. Green Carnation

When added to a bouquet, this dainty little flower is often overlooked, however its bright hue can transform an average bouquet into a stunning creation. The carnation is already one of the most popular flowers on the planet. It’s only a matter of time before the green shades – with their pale mint hues and attractive emerald greens – follow suit.

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2. Green Chrysanthemum

If you’re looking for a flower to give to your Mother on Mother’s Day, the Chrysanthemum (including the Green Chrysanthemum) is a great option and one that will add an instant injection of colour to any bouquet.

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3. Green Trick Dianthus

Although this specie is more of a plant, rather than a flower, it’s still a popular option for the more avant-garde bouquet – particularly centre pieces and table arrangements. This is due to its round ‘puff-ball’ shape.

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4. Bells of Ireland

This green floral specie, a member of the mint family, is used in both dried and fresh flower arrangements. It’s also said to symbolise luck.

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5. Green Gladiolus

Due to its exotic shades, this green flower is often found in table centerpieces and wedding bouquets. It boasts long stems and tapered petals. Its aesthetic appearance is also complemented by a sweet scent, which makes it an ideal option for events.

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6. Green Zinnia

One of the most unique green flowers available today, the Green Zinnia is a favorite of many garden connoisseurs. It boasts a globe-like shape brandishing a multitude of delicate petals. Today, it can be found in an assortment of sizes and forms.

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7. Green Cymbidium Orchid

Orchids are a hugely popular choice of flower, possibly because they’re available in a wide range of colours and shapes. They’re often found in our homes, offices and even in wedding bouquets. If you’re looking for something a little different, choose the Green Cymbidium Orchid – this beautiful green flower boasts an array of unusual shades, including both lime green and vibrant red.

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8. Green Daylily

This specie of green flower is unique in both its colour and shape. Its distinctiveness is down to the work of professional botanists and green-fingered connoisseurs, who have created a striking green variety of Daylily, which boasts elegant petals with curled edges and rich green hues.

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9. Green Hellebore

Nicknamed the ‘Christmas Rose’, this vibrant, fresh flower is a popular choice during the festivities, as it perfectly complements deep red Hellebores. One thing to keep in mind when handling these species of flower is that they can be poisonous – it’s therefore best to leave the arranging to your florist.

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10. Green Rose

The classic rose symbolises both love and affection and is available in a wide variety of gorgeous hues. Although red roses are the popular option to gift a loved one on Valentine’s Day, green roses are also a great choice, as they represent both hope and optimism. They’re therefore a great option for a bouquet, especially if you’re trying to impress the person you’re gifting.

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11. Green Hydrangea

Guaranteed to brighten up your home and garden, these beautiful green blooms boast large heads made up of an array of smaller flowers. They thrive in both sun and partial shade and are a favourite flower of many a green-fingered connoisseur.

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12. Green Hypericum Berries

More commonly known as St. John’s Wort, this particular flower specie grows between one and three feet tall. It showcases ample-sized oval leaves, which each brandish individual clusters of flowers. Hypericum berries are often used in bouquets and table arrangements prior to ripening.

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13. Lady’s Slipper Orchid

Unlike the majority of orchids available today, this smaller specie boasts just two leaves, both of which branch out from the central stem. It’s these unique leaves that earned them their name, which look a little like a lady’s slipper. In the wild, they’re often found in shady woodlands. In florists, they’re harder to come by as certain species are now endangered.

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14. Spider Mum

Renowned for their lengthy, narrow petals, these spring blooms are available in an array of different hues, including green. The name derives from the drooping petals, which look a little like spider legs.

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15. Cockscomb

These green flowers come in the shape of stunning upward spires. Their unique twisted form is what makes them so attractive.

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As you can see there’s plenty of beautiful green flowers out there that can provide an elegant twist to your floral displays – the toughest question is which ones to choose!

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