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10 Gorgeous Yellow Annual Flowers

Add luscious yellow to your garden beds and borders with annual flower picks for every season.

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Annual Beauty

Annuals, such as these pansies, are plants that germinate, flower, set seed and die all in one growing season.

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Sunflower 'Russian Mammoth'

Gardeners who compete at county fairs and flower shows often grow 'Russian Mammoth', a hard-to-beat beauty that towers 9 to 12 feet high. The huge heads can be dried for their thin-shelled, striped seeds, which are meaty and beloved by birds and other wildlife. This easy-to-grow favorite also attracts butterflies.

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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Denver Daisy’)

This eye-catching cultivar of the native black-eyed susan sports two-tone petals. Cut flowers for bouquets or let them set seed for birds to nibble. Plants are hardy in Zones 3 to 9, but sometimes perform more as a short-lived perennial or biennial.

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California Poppy

The California poppy (eschscholzia californica) is a vigorous, bushy, spreading annual that opens fully only in sun and varies in color from yellow, orange, and gold to red, pink and white. Almost indestructible. H to 12 in (30 cm); S to 6 in (15 cm).

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