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Yellow Blooming Perennials

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Yellow Blooming Perennials add wonderful color and meaning to any garden

Yellow Trillium is a rhizomatous herb with unbranched stems that grows close to the ground. Native to then southeaster US, it blooms in mid- to late-spring, producing twisted yellow petals with a lemon scent. In the wild it prefers mature deciduous forests as well as rocky stream banks. The Trillium produces no true stem. The "stem" is actually a subaerial extension of the rhizome rising above ground level. Trillium. goes dormant during the summer, during which time they propagate by division. Yellow Trillium is a prized ground cover, adapting well to shady areas.

Yellow Blooming Perennials like the Dandelion plant were used by Native Americans as medicine and food

Dandelion Plant is native to Eurasia and North America. The Native Americans used Dandelion not only as food but as medicine for their tribe. The reason the Dandelion Plant has its name is from the tooth looking leaves, and it is an edible plant. The leaf material can be eaten as a salad; the yellow flowers can be dried and used as a tea. It helps with digestive and even kidney problems. The roots of this plant can also is brewed into teas that help with constipation and also helps eliminate feeling sluggish during the day. The leaves and sources on this plants also help stabilize blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.e Yellow Iris.

Yellow Blooming Perennials produce cheerful and exciting yellow flowers

The flowers the Yellow Iris produces are especially lovely and cheerful. This plant is also an excellent choice if you have wildlife such as deer wandering throughout your yard, as it is resistant to this kind of damage. Another great thing about Yellow flag iris is that it is relatively low maintenance. It makes a lovely border plant or looks beautiful planted in clusters near patios, decks, and porches, and will perform well as long as moisture requirements are met. Yellow flag should not be planted along streams or ponds or lakes where it can spread into natural waterways and wetland areas. 

Yellow Trillium

Yellow Trillium - Trillium luteum. Yellow Trillium is a classic spring bloomer. Its twisted yellow blossoms have a faint lemon scent. Its flowers are perched atop a trio of leaves often stippled with a paler shade of green or silver. This woodland wildflower mingles well with other spring wildflowers and ferns and is superb when massed planted in a woodland garden. It is easily grown in well-drained, humus-rich soil. This plant thrives in the shade and if left alone, will spread on its own. The Trillium goes dormant in the summer but will be one of the first flowers to return in the spring.

Daffodils, the Flower of Friendship

The earliest mention of daffodils is found in 6th Century A.D writings of the prophet Mohammad. In 1629 The British discovered them when the Romans brought them to Britain. At one point in history, they were considered to have healing powers in the sap. From there they eventually were brought to the west and became a favorite flower for the garden. Since then, these beautiful, brilliantly colored flowers have become a favorite of gardeners the world ever. The flower symbolizes friendship and has 50 different species included in the daffodil family. Among these are also over 13,000 hybrids. They are considered Spring flowers since they are one of the earliest to bloom in the Spring. Blooming in clusters, they recur every year.

 

Occasionally you will hear them called the "trumpet flower" This is because of the trumpet-like appearance of the petals in the front. They just out from the back ring of petals that that circle underneath the front trumpet form. Yellow daffodils are the most familiar to people. Other colors include pink, lime-green, yellow and white and orange and white or orange and yellow. The base and the trumpet are usually in contrasting colors, although the natural daffodil is pure yellow.

 

When growing daffodils using the right depth is very important. If you don't, then the bulbs and flowers produced will be much less. Large bulbs need a depth of 6"-8".Medium would be 3"-6" and small bulbs 2"-3". Keep in mind also that daffodils require a lot of water. An excellent way to keep the growing area moist is to use mulch around the flowers. Approximately an inch of water per week is good. The best soil is slightly acidic with organic material. Plus it should drain well. Do not use high nitrogen fertilizers on your flowers and do not cut the foliage until it turns yellow around June.

Brown-Eyed Susan

They nod in the breeze as their leaves quiver, rounded yellow petals open to the sky. Pollinators like bees and butterflies drop down for a visit to the flowers' dark eye and remain for a second; flourishes of color which surround the sprightly brown-eyed Susans. Tall and branching, these plants layer naturally with shorter prairie grasses among which they grow. It is easy to identify this plant with its conspicuous flower blooms and alternating leaf structure. The leaves of the brown-eyed Susan alternate up the stem and are about four inches long and two inches across, but the leaves are more abundant near the base of the stem. The leaves are rough on both sides, thin, and slightly serrated. The stems often contrast the deep greens and yellows of the rest of the plant and take on a red color as the plant matures. After the late summer blooming season, this plant will need to be trimmed, as the eyes remain on their stalks. This perennial is a short-lived perennial and will reseed any garden by droppings its seeds in place. This living bouquet will thrive in a garden year after year, making care for this plant easy.

 

Often found in the prairie, this plant loves full to partial sunlight. It prefers loamy soil, though it can survive in diverse soils, and can tolerate moderate drought. However, watch for wilting leaves on the bottom of its stalk in the event of a drought. Compared with its look-alike, the black-eyed Susan, this plant grows taller and bushier and can become quite dense with proper care. It also has fewer petals on each flower head with smaller flowers than the black-eyed Susan. On well-developed, mature plants, six or more flowers can bloom at a time and bloom occurs in late summer. The blooms may last up to two months.

Bellwort-Uvilaria Grandiflora

Bellwort is a perennial woodland wildflower that blooms in the spring. It prefers a moderate to moist soil and shaded wooded area or garden. It is known for its erect stature with drooping vase-shaped yellow flowers. It grows up to 20 inches tall and lasts throughout the summertime. After the seeds set, needle-like stems start to sprout and grow leaves, which look as if the needles are threading them. It has a very slow spread, and clumps thrive best in planting or naturalized groups. Once the clusters have matured, they are tolerant of dry spells and don’t require regular watering. When fall comes around, the clumps can be easily divided. It is attractive to both ants and several bee species. The former collects and rearranges the seeds while the bees thrive on the nectar and transfer the pollen.