Lime Green Perennials and Annuals: Lime Green Flowers For The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener

Gardeners tend to get a little nervous about lime green perennials, which have a reputation for being difficult and clashing with other colors. Don’t be afraid of experimenting with chartreuse perennials for gardens; chances are good that you’ll be delighted with the results. Read on to learn about some of the best lime green perennials, including perennials with green flowers.

Perennials with Green Flowers

Although lime green perennials (and annuals) are bold, the color is surprisingly versatile and pairs well with plants of nearly every color under the sun. Chartreuse is a great attention-getter that works especially well in dark, shady corners. You can also use lime green perennials as a backdrop for other perennials, or to draw attention to a focal point such as a garden sculpture, picnic area or garden gate.

Note: Many perennials are grown as annuals in cooler climates.

Chartreuse Perennials for Gardens

Coral bells (Heuchera ‘Electra,’ ‘Key Lime Pie,’ or ‘Pistache’) Zones 4-9

Hosta (Hosta ‘Daybreak,’ ‘Coast to Coast,’ or ‘Lemon Lime’) Zones 3-9

Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus ‘Gold Bullion’) Zones 6-9

Leapfrog foamy bells (Heucherella ‘Leapfrog)’ Zones 4-9

Castle gold holly (Ilex ‘Castle Gold’) Zones 5-7

Limelight licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare ‘Limelight’) Zones 9-11

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei ‘Goldy),’ Zones 5-8

Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’) Zones 5-9

Ogon Japanese sedum (Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’) Zones 6-11

Lime frost columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Lime Frost’) Zones 4-9

Lime Green Flowers

Lime green flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata ‘Hummingbird lemon lime’) Zones 9-11

Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’) Zones 3-8

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) ‘Envy’ – Annual

Lime-green coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea ‘Coconut Lime’ or ‘Green Envy’) Zones 5-9

Limelight hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’) Zones 3-9

Green lace primrose (Primula x polyanthus ‘Green Lace’) Zones 5-7

Solar yellow lamb’s tail (Chiastophyllum oppositifolum ‘Solar Yellow’) Zones 6-9

Mediterranean spurge (Euphorbia characias Wulfenii) Zones 8-11

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis) Zones 2-10 – Annual

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