Traditional Greek Flowers

Greece is a warm European country with fertile soil, which is why many gardeners ask about traditional Greek flowers and the history behind them.

Most Popular Greek Flowers

One of the most common flowers you’ll come across in Greece is the oleander. These flowers grow pretty much everywhere in the country and they usually come in white and pink.

These peonies, typically red in color, grow near Delphi – the ancient prophecy site.

The Greek Peony

These flowers, which are both easy to grow and to maintain, don their name after the word ‘aster’, which means ‘star’ in ancient Greek. 

Aster – Greek Flowers


Dianthus, literally meaning ‘the god-flower’ or ‘flower of the gods’, is a beautiful flower, typically growing in various shades of pink and sometimes purple. 

Hyacinths are flowers that produce an instantly-recognizable scent, they’re usually shaped like a bell and they come in several colors; red, blue, white, yellow, pink and the color of lavender.

Hyacinths – Greek Flowers

Interestingly, Greece is one of the few countries in the world without an official national flower.

National Greek Flowers

In ancient Greek mythology, Chloris was the goddess of flowers. 


Who is the Greek goddess of flowers?

Vázo stoíchima óti ta louloúdia anthízoun ómorfa.

How do you say 'bet the flowers are blooming nicely' in Greek?

Fall and spring are probably the best times to visit Greek islands if you're interested in seeing flowers.

When do the flowers in Greek islands fall apart?

Oleanders and violets are some of the most common flowers in Greece, and if you want to stay true to the style of your vase, that combination would be best.

What flowers go well with a tall Greek vase?

Because of its geographical position and its lovely weather, Greece is completely overflowing with flowers. Some of the most common flowers you’ll see there are oleanders, Greek peonies, violets, dianthuses and hyacinths.


Traditional Greek Flowers