34 Beautiful Yellow Flowers for Your Garden
Yellow is an attention-grabbing color that makes a cheerful statement in the landscape. Use these beautiful yellow flowers to liven up your beds, borders and containers.
YELLOW ANNUAL FLOWERS
Buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers bloom nonstop from planting until frost. Use this easy-to-grow annual in hanging baskets or window boxes, mass as a bedding plant or cascade along a wall or slope.
Hardy in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall
Unique pinwheel flowers in yellow and white make a striking addition to containers and hanging baskets. Combine with other bold annuals for a punch of color all season long. Carefree, needs no deadheading.
Hardy in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall
Nothing says summer like the golden blooms of annual sunflowers. This compact variety flowers for longer than other types. Plant in a kitchen garden or cottage-style border to attract pollinators. Birds will love it, too.
Hardy in zones 9-11, full sun, 2-3’ tall, deer resistant
These sunny yellow annual flowers bloom in the cooler months. Combine with heat lovers for continuous color all season long. Versatile in containers or the landscape.
Hardy in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 8-12” tall, deer and rabbit resistant
Wishbone flower is useful for challenging shady spots, as well as containers, hanging baskets and window boxes. This annual’s yellow flowers with purple throats offer continuous bloom from summer to frost.
Hardy in zones 10-11, sun or shade, 8-16” tall
This popular annual is ideal for hanging baskets and window boxes. Lightly scented double flowers of soft yellow and apricot bloom throughout summer.
Hardy in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 8-14” tall
Also known as common everlasting, this groundcover is tolerant of heat, drought and poor soils. Clusters of small yellow flowers bloom from planting until frost. Use in rock gardens, mass plantings and containers.
Hardy in zones 9-10, full sun, 8-14” tall, deer resistant
This heat-tolerant annual has beautiful flowers that bloom continuously through summer. Use in containers, mass plantings or as border edging.
Hardy in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 18-36” tall
This groundcover creates a colorful carpet all summer. It has textured foliage with petite snapdragon-like yellow flowers that don’t need deadheading. Cascade over a wall, mass as a bedding plant or grow in hanging baskets.
Hardy in zones 10-11, full sun, 2-5” tall
Golden daisy-like flowers grow 3 inches across, the largest of any bidens. Provides nonstop color from early summer until frost. Combine with other plants in a hanging basket or container. Heat and drought-tolerant.
Hardy in zones 9-11, full sun, 8-14” tall
This tough prairie native is a magnet for bees and butterflies. Cheerful buttery flowers liven up containers, hanging baskets and borders. Carefree, heat and drought-tolerant.
Hardy in zones 8-10, full sun, 1-2’ tall, deer resistant
Also known as pot marigold, these big yellow flowers with double petals will liven up any border or container. This short-lived perennial is mostly grown as an annual and its edible petals can be added to salads and other dishes.
Hardy in zones 7-11, par sun to sun, 10-16” tall
Charming five-petaled flowers are sunny yellow with a dark center. This vigorous vine can be used to quickly cover an arbor, trellis or fence.
Hardy in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 5-8’ tall
Grown as an annual in most regions, this plant has clusters of bright yellow flowers all season. Use in landscape beds or containers as a stand-alone accent or combine with complementary plants. Heat and drought-tolerant.
Hardy in zones 9-11, full sun, 20-30” tall, deer resistant
A popular groundcover, purslane is suitable for rock gardens, walls and challenging sites. Large rose-like flowers on this tough succulent are captivating on their own or when combined with other waterwise plants.
Hardy in zones 10-11, full sun, 4-8” tall, deer resistant
This warm-season annual grown from tubers blooms nonstop from mid-summer until frost. Lemony yellow flowers with a burgundy-red center stand out against dark purple foliage. Grow in a large container or border and save tubers to replant the following year.
Hardy in zones 8-11, full sun, 18-36” tall
This creeping groundcover produces yellow flowers that look like tiny daisies. Use these cheerful blooms to brighten up a window box, container or border. Heat tolerant with self-cleaning blooms from summer through frost.
Hardy in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall
Little light yellow flowers bloom in profuse clusters in all but the hottest weather. Use this bushy annual in window boxes or containers with other plants, or plant in the landscape as a groundcover or pathway edging.
Hardy in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 6-10” tall
Add tropical flair with this heat-lover featuring exotic yellow flowers on tall stalks. Bold foliage adds drama to containers or mixed borders. Overwinter rhizomes indoors to replant the following spring.
Hardy in zones 8-11, part sun to sun, 30-48” tall, deer resistant
You can also try calla lilies with yellow flowers. Learn more about growing calla lilies on GardenDesign.com.
YELLOW PERENNIAL FLOWERS
A modern twist on a cottage garden favorite, pale yellow flowers fade to creamy white. The short height of this long-lived perennial makes it good for the front of a mixed border, mass plantings or containers.
Hardy in zones 5-9, full sun, 15-18” tall
Stately spikes of rich buttery flowers brighten up the landscape in mid summer. Use this perennial to light up a shady border, streamside garden or boggy areas. Bold serrated foliage provides multi-seasonal interest.
Hardy in zones 4-9, part shade to shade, 28-34” tall, deer resistant
This tough perennial produces sunny rays of flowers that age to creamy yellow. Plant this wildlife-friendly native in a mixed border or bed and leave the seedheads as food for birds.
Hardy in zones 4-8, part sun to sun, 18-24” tall, deer resistant
Tall yellow flowers on this sturdy native perennial add height and elegance to a mixed border or garden bed. Pea-like blooms occur on long stems from late spring to early summer. Tolerant of poor soils and extremely long-lived.
Hardy in zones 4-9, part sun to sun, 3’ tall, deer resistant
Dark green ferny foliage contrasts with clusters of tiny bright yellow flowers on long sturdy stems. This long-lived cottage garden staple provides lasting color in the summer garden. Tolerant of drought and various growing conditions.
Hardy in zones 3-8, full sun, 28-30” tall, deer and rabbit resistant
Towering spikes of golden yellow flowers add vertical drama to an informal border or curbside planting. This reliable perennial is tolerant of heat, drought and poor soils. Blooms continuously all summer long.
Hardy in zones 5-9, full sun, 36-42” tall, deer and rabbit resistant
One of the best reblooming daylilies, fragrant lemony flowers add a ray of sunshine to a border, bed or slope. These long-lived carefree plants are tolerant of various soil conditions and are reliable in most growing regions.
Hardy in zones 3-9, part sun to sun, 19-22” tall, rabbit resistant
Sedums are good plants for rockeries, sunny borders and waterwise landscapes. Yellow summer flowers pop against a backdrop of cream and green variegated foliage. Thrives in poor soil and needs little additional water. Use as a groundcover, in containers or as edging in areas with good drainage.
Hardy in zones 3-9, full sun, 6-8” tall, rabbit resistant
The most compact heliopsis available, this variety is more controlled and well-suited to smaller spaces. Yellow perennial flowers occur from mid to late summer, supporting insect pollinators including bees and butterflies. Use in a mixed border or mass plantings.
Hardy in zones 3-9, full sun, 2-3’ tall, deer resistant
YELLOW FLOWERING SHRUBS
Add foliage and flower interest to the landscape with this reliable maintenance-free shrub. Steel blue foliage contrasts beautifully with sunburst bright yellow summer flowers. Use in a mixed border, massed along a slope or as a foundation planting.
Hardy in zones 4-7, full sun, 2-3’ tall, deer resistant
Yellow garden flowers on this hardy carefree shrub add multi-seasonal interest even in the coldest regions. Extra-large strawberry-like flowers bloom nonstop from spring to frost. Use along a foundation, in mixed borders or mass plantings.
Hardy in zones 2-7, part sun to sun, 2-3’ tall, deer resistant
For carefree color in the landscape, nothing beats Oso Easy roses. This sturdy shrub has pretty yellow roses that stand out against the glossy green foliage. Single-petaled blooms are fade-resistant and self-cleaning. Disease-resistant and maintenance-free.
Hardy in zones 4-9, full sun, 2-3’ tall
Add vertical height and intoxicating fragrance to the yard with this showy climbing shrub. Pale lemony yellow flowers bloom from mid spring to late summer, followed by attractive red berries. Train up an arbor, trellis or fence.
Hardy in zones 4-9, full sun, 8-10’ tall, deer resistant
These cheerful golden flowers are a sure sign of spring and will brighten up a border or foundation planting. This improved form with a compact habit produces a profusion of flowers up and down the stems.
Hardy in zones 5-8, part sun to sun, 5-6’ tall, deer resistant.
Not your typical Scotch broom, this elegant weeping form is covered with brilliant yellow pea-like flowers in spring. Plant alongside bulbs such as daffodils and tulips for a dazzling springtime display.
Hardy in zones 5-8, full sun, 12-18” tall, deer resistant
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