Yellow Flowers and Plants Are Sunny-Side Up

Even the dullest days brighten with a pop of gold and yellow flowers. Add these cheery choices to your garden design.
From: DK Books - Small Garden
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Sunflowers

Held on tall stems, the huge flowers and bright colors of Helianthus are a sure sign of summer.

Rose of Sharon

Hypericum calycinum, Rose of Sharon, is a fast-growing, spreading, semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub with lance-shaped leaves and yellow flowers throughout summer into early autumn.

Yellow Primula Blooms in Sunny or Shady Spots

Primula bulleyana is a semi-evergreen perennial with whorls of golden yellow flowers that open from orange red buds on tall stems in summer. It has heavily veined, mid green leaves arranged in a basal rosette.

Golden Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea', or Golden creeping Jenny, is a fast-growing, mat-forming evergreen perennial with small, rounded, golden yellow leaves and cup shaped, bright yellow flowers that bloom during the summer.

Evening Primrose Opens Blooms in Late Afternoon

Oenothera missouriensis, Missouri primrose, has large, bright lemon yellow flowers above narrow, light green foliage. It is drought tolerant and works great as a sprawling groundcover or cascading over a ledge.

Cape Gold

Helichrysum splendidum is a shrub with silver-grey foliage and a mass of golden everlasting flowers in mid-summer. Cape gold makes a good plant for a hot, dry garden.

'Golden Milkboy'

'Golden Milkboy' is one of the brightest of the English hollies, with variegation of the majority of the leaf surface. It is a large shrub with glossy spiny leaves with dark green margins with yellow center, and gray bark.

'Sweetness'

Narcissus 'Sweetness' is a mid-season bloomer with fragrant, yellow flowers. All yellow with reasonably fine and narrow foliage, this is an easy grower in any sunny situation.

Red Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' is a small, quick-growing tree or shrub with deeply cut, golden leaves turning tinged red in autumn.

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan is a half-hardy climber with bright orange or yellow flowers. If grown as a perennial, protect pots in winter.

Spring Gift

The 'Yellow Present' parrot tulip has creamy yellow flowers that bloom in mid-spring.

Gold and Bold

Heleniums are bold, impressive and flower over a long period in late summer. 'Sonnenwunder' produces bright yellow blooms with yellow, cone-like centers.

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis 'Aurea', yellow lemon balm, is a bushy perennial with golden, lemon scented leaves and creamy white or pale purple flowers that appear during the summer.

Jerusalem Sage

Jerusalem sage has gray-green leaves that are aromatic when rubbed. It bears yellow flowers in the summer and attractive seedheads in the fall.

Yellow Azalea

Also known as the honeysuckle azalea, rhododendron luteum is a very highly-scented deciduous azalea with a glorious show of canary-yellow blooms.

'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' is primarily a low-growing, erect- to semi-erect shrubby form with a dense mat. It features lustrous dark green leaves edged with gold. Leaves turn pinkish red in fall

Fragrant Pineapple Broom

Cytisus battandieri, otherwise known as Pineapple Broom, is a deciduous shrub that boasts gray green leaves. Flowers are pure yellow and project a pineapple scent that is present from May to June.

'Yellow Hammer'

'Yellow Hammer' is a dwarf bedding dahlia that works well in pots. Its pale yellow blooms appear over bronze foliage from mid-summer through the fall.

Double Sulphur Primrose

Primula vulgaris, or Double Sulphur Primrose, bears clusters of fragrant, usually pale yellow flowers in late winter. This is an evergreen rosette-forming perennial with double yellow flowers and sage-green leaves.

Yellow Winter Aconite

Aconites grow from small, knobby tubers. The winter aconite produces bright yellow flowers in late winter and early spring.

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