Yellow-blooming flowers come in a variety of shades from pale primrose, to amber and vivid yellow. Although not a rule, the majority of flowers that sport yellow petals are sun-lovers and require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. For an even brighter prospect mix them with orange and/or red flowering plants for a traffic-stopping display.Some of our favorite yellow annual flowers include: marigold (at left), nasturtiums, California poppy, calendula, pansy, annual sunflower, bidens, melampodium, lantana, snapdragon, impatiens, and zinnia. Use them in pots, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets or directly in the garden.
Reliable yellow-flowering perennial flowers include: coreopsis, black-eyed Susan, helenium, hybrid goldenrod, oenothera, lysimachia, daylily, helianthus, heliopsis, baptisia, columbine, bearded iris, and leopard’s bane. Although they look great in containers, most perennials look even better when planted directly in a flower border of their own.One trait many yellow-flowering plants share is the fact that each flower may fade slightly as it matures. This means you can occasionally enjoy different shades of beautiful blooms on the same plant at the same
Written by Doug Jimerson