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
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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