Bloomin' Yellow Color Plants
Do you want a garden-variety garden? Or do you want a garden with variety? If you're looking to cultivate a dramatic and arresting bed of flowers, it helps to have a color scheme. Making a list of flowers and other blooming plants by color can make it that much easier to figure which plants to mix and match for the most significant appeal. Here's a list of some of our favorite yellow blooms:
Golden Bell Forsythia
This plant's lovely yellows, botanical name Forsythia intermedia, are a harbinger of spring. A perennial shrub, it boasts bell-shaped small to medium flowers which appear in abundance in spring and summer along its long woody stems. Forsythia works well as a single shrub or planted in tandem to create a colorful hedge. It can also be forced indoors to create an early spring bouquet.
These reliable spring perennials are a must-have for any spring garden. The standard Dutch Master features a large and showy yellow trumpet surrounded by matching color petals. Bulbs should be planted in the fall in sun or partial sun in moist, well-drained soils. Low maintenance and easy to grow, daffodils do well in Hardiness Zones 4 to 11.
When we think of a yellow blooming daylily, what most often comes to mind is the beautiful and refined Stella de Oro, botanical name Hemerocallis Stella D'Oro, which looks equally elegant in a residential flower garden or at a commercial building landscape. Its long-lasting, bell-shaped blooms arrive in early summer and often stay on until first frost. This daylily does best in Hardiness Zones 3 to 9, preferring full sun or partial shade. Deadheading will help ensure continued flowering. Cheery yellow color aside, there are several other varieties that will provide a wilder or more casual appeal. Orange daylilies, often seen growing in fields and along roadways, and bold red varieties add welcome bursts of color to any garden or open field.
Southern Golden Ragwort
If you want your backyard to have a garden meadow feel, add some Southern Golden Ragwort. This golden field flower appears naturally alongside ponds and waterways and features clusters of yellow, daisy-like blooms that will add texture to any flower bed or open field. These perennials make an excellent ground cover and do well attracting butterflies. Ragwort prefers full sun and medium to wet soils. It thrives in Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.
No yellow bloomer list would be complete without the wild and weedy Brown-eyed Susan. Taller and more unruly than its cousin, the Black-eyed Susan, the Brown-eyed Susan can grow to five feet in height with multiple branches and four-inch leaves. The flowers feature six to twelve oblong petals surrounding a dark brown cone. A summer and fall-blooming perennial, this flower prefers full sun or a sun/shade mix. The Brown-eyed Susan is drought tolerant, self-pollenating and thrives in Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.