For many gardeners and recipients of a bouquets, yellow flowers are a sign of spring and will create joy in all of us. The color yellow creates joy and happiness and spreads delight and a smile for all to feel. In this day and age, the color has been used in many different ways such as warning signs due to its bright color. It has always been associated with sunshine, ergo Spring!
The Wonderful Aspects Of Yellow Flowers:
Although there are many shades of yellow, a bright lemon-yellow is always so pleasant for the eye to look upon. There are so many varieties of flowers that are yellow it’s almost overwhelming!
Yellow Roses are the symbol of friendship and is considered the flower of Texas thanks to the song “Yellow Rose Of Texas”. In many cases, people who are ill or hospitalized truly love getting a bouquet of yellow flowers. It brings them hope and warm feeling of happiness.
Another hugely popular yellow flower is the tulip! They seem to evoke the beginning of Spring, a path to a brighter future, and freshness. Yellow flowers are wonderful as gifts, as a centerpiece to your dining table, or to simply brighten up a room.
Yellow Flowers In Floral Arrangements:
Yellow flowers in a floral arrangement always seem to take center stage due to their bright gorgeous appearance. You can blend them with many other colors of flowers or make an amazingly beautiful statement combined with white flowers! Mix them up with darker colors of flowers and watch the arrangement come to life!
Here are some excellent combinations that always work great when incorporating yellow flowers:
Combine yellow flowers with flowers that are blue! Blue and yellow work beautifully together and take on the appearance of elegance! There are several flowers that are blue and will add a wonderful contrast including irises, carnations, daffodils, and so many others.
For those who do not know, orange and yellow are practically cousins on the color wheel. For instance, orange paint is created by combining red and white! Orange flowers combined with yellow flowers will give a strong feeling of Spring with its citrus colors that are clean and fresh. If looking for a special bouquet to liven up your living room or dining room, try combining carnations in yellow and orange.
The combination of yellow and purple have symbolized royalty for hundreds of years. This is an amazingly striking combination that is food for your eyes. Why not bring together yellow and purple Calla Lilies for incredible beauty and elegance!
It’s Time For Halloween!
What could possibly create a better look for Halloween than a combination of Yellow & Black flowers? Although by nature there are no truly black flowers, through cultivation there are now! There are shades of purple that are just about as close to black as just about any other. Blend so dark purple along with yellow and orange flowers and add some striking touches such as dark brown leaves or black feathers! Your table setting with be the talk of friends!
Show Caution When Blending Yellow Flowers With Other Flowers:
When you decide to blend yellow flowers with other colors, you should know that some colors just won’t work well and cause one color or another to just fade away.
Here are some good choices types of yellow flowers:
These lovely flowers bloom in the early spring in the northern hemisphere. They are wonderful for adding early color to shady borders and other darker areas of your garden. Hellebores are available in many colors including white, purple, pink, apricot, and pink.
Hellebores is a perennial with thick leathery leaves. The blossoms will last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. When planting, make sure you do not plant too deeply into the soil. The crown should only be cover slightly by soil.
This plant requires full sunlight or partial shade, well-drained soil and grows best in zones 4 to 8.
Marigolds are one of the most popular annuals on the planet. The come in a range of beautiful, bright colors and will blossom all summer long. Their flower heads look very much like carnations with ruffled petals. Its most common name “marigold” actually comes from the first name “Mary’s Gold” which was a similar European flower. The most common variety Tagetes tenuifolia is found throughout Europe all the way to Mexico. The flower colors range from brilliant orange to sunny yellow. Even though marigolds can grow in just about any soil, they need full sun! Also water from the base not overhead and let the soil dry out before watering again.
Tagetes prefers full sunlight, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 9 to 11.
One of the most popular flowers in the world, they have been cultivated for hundreds of years. There are literally over 2,000 varieties in the world. Old roses were classified long before the 1967 tea rose. Tea roses seem to have a stronger scent than some varieties and are more disease resistance. Roses are available in an almost endless range of colors and will bloom all year round if in a greenhouse or very mild temperatures. Keep in mind, roses must have at least 5 hours of sun on a daily basis.
Roses in all varieties prefer full sun and well-drained moist soil. They also grow best in zones 3 to 11.
Lilies are members of the Lilium family and are the genus of herbaceous flowering plants that are grown from bulbs. Most lilies are native to the northern hemisphere though some are found in northern subtropics. The huge flowers are very fragrant and come in a variety of colors including white, orange, yellow, pink, red, and purple. Lilies bloom during the late spring or during the summer months.
These flowers are one of the popular plants for floral arrangements due to their gorgeous blooms and wonderful scent. The trumpet-shaped flowers sit on top of long stems. If you reside in zones 9 or 10, you should keep your bulbs refrigerated before planting as they require a cold dormant period in order to grow in the spring.
Lilies prefer full sun to partial shade, well-drained moist soil and grow best in zones 4 to 8.
Calla Lily Zantedeschia:
The calla lily is a member of the Araceae family and is native to South Africa and Switzerland. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. They are commonly found in ponds, along riverbanks, or in streams. Lilies can reach 2 to 3 feet in height with large dark green leaves that are 18 inches long. The bloom in the spring, summer, and fall with pure white flowers that have yellow centers. They have a very faint scent but are mostly known for their gorgeous flowers. This plant should not be ingested as it causes a serious burning, swelling of lips, tongue, and throat. It can lead to diarrhea and stomach pain.
Calla Lilies are elegant bell-shaped flowers that are popular in gardens as well as cut flowers. They grow very well both outside as well as indoors. These plants are normally planted after the last frost and require frequent watering and fertilizer. These plants are low maintenance which makes them perfect choices for gardeners.
Calla lilies prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil, and grow best in zones 8 to 10.
Tulips are a member of the Liliacaea family with 14 other genera. There are approximately 75 different species that are divided into 4 different genera. Their natural environment is mountain areas with temperate climates.
Tulips bloom in the spring and become dormant in the summer months once the leaves and flowers have died back. They are perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes and their popularity is due to their large, beautifully bright colored flowers that are normally yellow, or red. These flowers dislike moisture so do not over water their beds.
These flowers prefer full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. They grow best in zones 3 to 8.
Carnations, or Dianthus caryophyllus, offer a range of floral colors. It is believed that carnations are an expression of love, distinction, and fascination depending on their color. Also known as clove pink, it is believed these flowers are native to the Mediterranean and has been cultivated over the past 2,000 years. Their leaves are a grayish-green to bluish-green. The original color of the carnation is a beautiful pinkish-purple but since cultivation other colors include white, yellow, green, and red. You should remove withered flowers to encourage continued growth.
Carnations prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil and grow best in zones 3 to 10.
Also referred to as Gerbera Jamesonii is a flowering plant in the genus Gerbera. They are native to South Eastern Africa and is also known as the Barberton Daisy. This is a perennial plant that is asexual in production. It is an extremely popular flower due to its range of colors which includes red, yellow, pink, and orange. Their gorgeous bright flowers emit a feeling of happiness and cheer and range in size from 2 to 5 inches in diameter. Do not plant the crowns too deeply or you will experience crown rot which can be a common condition with Gerbera Daisies.
These flowers prefer full sun, well-draining soil, and grow best in zones 9 to 11.
This flower has been under several names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil. Their blooms are made up of six petals and surmounted by trumpet-shaped corona. They are usually orange, pink, white or yellow flowers. These flowers can be one color or made up of contrasting colors.
Their earliest cultivation seems to go back to European culture in the 16th century and then became very popular in the Netherlands during the 19th century. Narcissus is very popular as ornamental flowers in public and private gardens or as cut flowers. There are literally thousands of different varieties and narcissi are classified in a huge range of shapes and colors. The produce a variety of different alkaloids which protect the plant but can be poisonous if ingested. Daffodil Narcissus is considered the symbol of friendship.
The Daffodil prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 10. Their bulbs must be planted 3 times deeper than the bulb’s height. If not, shortly after blooming, they will bend over.
Commonly known as Yarrow, this plant is in the Asteraceae family and native to temperate climates of the northern Hemisphere of Europe, North America, and Asia. In Australia and New Zealand, the plant is considered a weed and often used as feed for livestock. The flower heads consist of multiple tiny clusters that are white, yellow or a dark pink.
Some other names of the species include old man’s pepper, devil’s nettle, nosebleed, and the list goes on. Yarrow is a hardy perennial with beautiful fern-like leaves. This plant requires plenty of space and the flowers will quickly spread which can become invasive if not kept in check.
Yarrow prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 9.
This flower grows on small trees and offers huge trumpet-shaped blossoms with dark rich green leaves. Because they are tropical by nature, they are sensitive to drought, requiring continual moisture and must be protected from temperatures that drop below freezing. This species is also known as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoeblackplant. This is a tropical p
lant in the Hibisceae group and a family member of Malvaceae which is native to East Asia. It is known for its brilliant red flowers that bloom in the summer and fall.
This flowering plant prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil, and grows best in zones 5 to 8.
Geraniums are often grown in containers and container gardens. These perennials will last for many years because it never gets too cold for this plant. They are hardier than some plants and can be grown in many other climates and are popular choices with gardeners because they can deal with colder temperatures. Geraniums offer endless flowers that range in color from white to a deep beautiful blue and will blossom from June until the first frost. Its most popular and common color is blue. If you are a gardener, you should pair these flowers with other spring bloomer bulbs such as hyacinth or daffodils.
Geraniums prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil, and grow best in zones 4 to 8.
This is an annual plant of the Zinnia genus and is the best known of the species. This plant is native to Mexico and is usually grown as an ornamental plant that is used is in many gardens both public and private. The species covers areas from South and Central America, the West Indies, Australia, Italy, and North America.
Zinnias have a single flower head that is approximately 2 inches wide. The flowers are usually yellow, orange, white and a purple ray florets surrounding black and yellow discs. This flowering plant offers a bright daisy form on tall slender stems that reach up to 3-feet in height. This plant is easy to grow and is considered an annual. It is strongly suggested that you should remove the withered blossoms to promote continual flowering. Only apply a light fertilization, do not overdo it.
Zinnias prefer full sun, well-draining soil and grow best in zones 3 to 10.
Begonias are one of the most popular plants anywhere due to the enormous, gorgeous blooms that are available in pink red, orange, white and yellow flowers surrounded by lush dark green leaves. This very popular, beautiful plant requires a good amount of sun but demands to stay out of windy conditions. Do Not over water this plant but make sure the soil is moist. By following the simple demands of this flowering plant, you will have an amazing specimen in your garden!
Begonias prefer full sunlight to partial shade, well-draining soil that is moist and grows best in zones from 6 to 11.
Sunflower Helianthus is a so well known plant with a flower that is one of the largest surrounds a brown center that is home to it seeds for pollination. This is a hugely popular flower for many gardens and as cut plants for fall Fall Arrangements. Do not over fertilize this plant or it will not bloom. The seeds are often harvested for consumption and is a much-loved flowering plant that by nature is wild.
The sunflower is the only plant that lives by its name. This flower is the symbol of loyalty and faith. The flower reacts to the movement of the sun going from east to west which is known as heliotropism. The plant is native to North America and was originally a wild plant. Sunflower got its name due to its enormous bloom that resembles the sun. The seeds were first brought to Europe in the 16th century along with its oils making this a huge culinary delight.
Sunflowers prefer full sun, well-draining soil and grow best in zones 3 to 20.
Ranunculus includes approximately 500 species including the buttercup and water crowsfoot. The flowers are very lush in appearance, especially the yellow flowers like the buttercup.
Buttercups are usually perennials but can also be annuals or biennials. Like many perennials runners are sent out to develop new plants. Ranunculus colors are usually yellow, greenish or white. These flowers are often grown for cut flowers as they last longer in vases than many other flowers. It is advised not to remove the foliage until the end of the summer. Their green leaves will collect sunlight for the following year.
This yellow flower prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 8 to 11.
Yellow Butterfly Bush:
Buddleia davidii or yellow butterfly bush is native to the western areas of North America, especially California. Buddleia is a large, dark green bush that produces hundreds of yellow flowers that are either round or oval in shape. The bush is quite dense and is often planted to service as privacy. Yellow Butterfly attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Along with its beautiful yellow flowers, it offers a wonderful scent. In some cases, Buddleia can actually grow into a tree with a rugged trunk in milder climates. If you are in northern regions, be sure to apply a good amount of fertilizer in the winter months to keep the bush healthy.
Buddleia prefers full sunlight, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 5 to 10.
Bulbine frutescens is often referred to as a Jelly Burn Plant which contains glycoprotein which is similar to aloe. It is often used to relieve burns, rashes, and itches. Bulbine is in the Asphodelaceae family and is usually dormant in the summer months. It will bloom in the spring and then again in the fall. Stem cuttings should be planted right away in a shady area of your garden.
This plant offers low maintenance and will produce strong roots in a matter of months. The plant produces orange or yellow flowers and leaves that are similar to grass. It is native to South Africa and is an excellent plant for hot regions with dry soil such as is found in Florida. You should remove dead flowers in order to induce further blossoms.
Bulbine prefers full sunlight, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 9 to 11.
Chrysanthemum, often called Mums, is in the Asteraceae family and is native to Europe, and Asia. Many species originally came from Eastern Asia and China. The wild Chrysanthemum is a herbaceous perennial plant. This flower comes in an array of colors including white, red, or yellow while the horticultural variety comes in a large array of colors.
Mums come in hundreds of varieties including their colors, height, size of flowers, and when they bloom. Pinching back the stems will force the plant to produce two new stems. This is a very popular flower with gardeners as certain varieties will blossom in the fall and is considered a favorite flower in the month of November.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sunlight, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 9.
Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens:
Jessamine Gelsemium semperviren is an evergreen vine that is native to Virginia, Florida, Texas, and Central America. It is often found in wooded areas and along roadways. It’s bright yellow flowers are very fragrant and will develop singular flowers or clusters. It blooms from February to April, depending on the region. The vine is rather wiry and will grow 12 to 20 feet in height with a spread of 3 to 6 feet. The flowers and vine are poisonous if ingested.
Gelsemium is in the Gelsemiaceae family and is a popular plant with gardeners to add beauty to their gardens and beautiful color in the later winter month of February. This plant is often grown over trellises and fences for an added touch of beauty. It does not do well in really dry conditions and will need support if it becomes too long.
Gelsemium prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil, and grows best in zones 7 to 9. This plant is a low-maintenance plant.
Dutch Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis:
Dutch Hyacinth is a herbaceous perennial that is native to southwestern Asia and southern/central Turkey, northwest Syria and northern Israel. This plant found its way to Europe in the 16th-century. In temperate climates, this plant has been known to bloom during Christmas time. This hyacinth is usually a spring bulb the will produce beautiful pink, orange, red, salmon, purple, white, blue, and yellow flowers. The flowers form clusters in the shape of a ball which consist of approximately 20 individual flowers. This plant is drought tolerant and very little care.
Dutch Hyacinth prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 10 to 11.
Water Lily Hollandia:
This exquisite water lily has a subtle scent, large pink flowers that will continue to appear into the fall months. Their flowers are double-petaled that float on the surface of the water. Their flowers range from 6 to 7 inches and will spread 4 to 5 feet. Containers should be at least 7.5 quarts though larger is advised.
Water Lilies are very hardy plants and are often grown in tubs along porches or patios and commonly placed in garden ponds. The colors range from blue to purple but the most popular color is pink. Remove old leaves and thick roots before planting.
Water Lilies prefer full sun to partial shade, moisture (water), and they grow best in zones 1 to 11.
Daisy Asteraceae is popularly known as the Aster and is a member of the Angiospermae family. Most of these flowers are herbaceous but some are shrubs, vines, and even trees. This family can be found just about anywhere worldwide from the tropics to the polar regions. The colors range from pink, bluish, white, and yellow flowers. The most common variety is white with a yellow center and has smooth green leaves. Daisies are low-maintenance plants but their roots should never be under water.
This plant prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 9.
Daylily is native to Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. Since cultivation, you can find this plant just about anywhere in the world. Gardeners have been growing this plant for a very long time for their stunning flowers. They are a member of the Hemerocallidoideae family but once was a member of the Liliaceae family.
Daylilies are perennials whose flowers normally only last for 24 hours. Flowers of most varieties will blossom in the morning hours and then die off at night. There are a few varieties that actually bloom at night. Some early bloomers will bloom again later in the season especially if their capsules are removed. The capsules hold their seeds. Their flowers a wonderful for cut flowers but are never used in floral arrangements.
This plant is low-maintenance and will spread very easily. Its trumpet-shaped flowers grow on top of their tall stems. Daylilies can be found in a large range of colors because there are literally thousands of hybrids. Pale yellow flowers are very popular among gardeners to add a gorgeous touch and accent other flowers.
Daylilies prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grow best in zones 3 to 10.
Commonly known as Tickseed, this plant has beautiful flowering heads that are normally yellow although some are pink or bi-colored in yellow and red. Coreopsis in the Asteraceae family. There are approximately 80 species that are native to North America, South America, and Central America.
If dead flowers are removed, this species will last longer than any flower in your garden. Coreopsis prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 9.
Solidago is often called goldenrod and has approximately 120 species in the Asteraceae family. Most varieties are perennials that are often found in open spaces, meadows, or savannas. Most species are native to North America while a few are found in South America. The North American species were introduced into Europe and other areas of the world.
It is very difficult to distinguish the various species because their yellow flower heads look pretty much the same and they all bloom in late summer and early fall. Some species will produce a good amount of nectar which attracts bees. The abundance of nectar depends on whether there is a high level of moisture and the days are warm and sunny. Goldenrod should be watched as they can spread out of control so you might want to find a species that is suited for your garden.
Goldenrod prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 4 to 9.
Pansies are one of the most popular flowers for gardens and containers. They come in a huge range of colors and can produce flowers in any season. Pansies are very hardy annuals that work wonderfully along borders or as a ground cover. You must keep these plants well watered or they will die.
These plants prefer full sun, well-draining moist soil, and grow best in zones 4 to 8.
Prickly Pear Opuntia:
Prickly Pear is a cactus and member of the Cactaceae family. They are native to the Americas including central and western Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Western United States. They are also commonly found along the coastal beaches of the East coast of Florida and Connecticut. They have flat green pads and will grow to quite large sizes. They should be planted a good distance from walkways if planted in your garden. If you prefer containers, make sure you have a good blend of sand and soil.
Prickly Pear prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and will grow best in zones 9 to 11.
Rudbeckia known as Black-eyed Susan is a member of the Asteraceae family and is native to North America and is also a member of the sunflower family. It is usually found in Eastern and Central North America and in some areas of China.
Native Americans have used this plant for medicinal purposes to cure colds, infections, and snake bites. Black-eyed Susan’s flowers are yellow with dark brown centers and have the appearance of a daisy. This plant works well with other garden plants and will add a bright touch to your garden. They need moisture in order to grow but are otherwise low-maintenance.
They prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining moist soil, and grow best in zones 3 to 11.
Primula is the Latin name that means First and perfect for a plant that is one of the first to bloom in the springtime. Some people collect the leaves to place in salads. It is native to the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere including New Guinea, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Central America.
This lovely plant comes in an array of colors including red, pink, blue, white, and yellow flower. This plant, if left unattended, will spread very quickly.
Primrose prefers full sun, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 11.
Iris is the Greek word for rainbow and many believe this name came about due to the huge range of colors that the species come in. They are available in purple, blue, orange, pink, and white. This gorgeous flower comes in approximately 300 species with their exquisite flowers.
Almost all species are found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere from North America, Europe, and Asia. This plant is found in meadowlands, along riverbanks, semi-desert regions, and mountainous areas. Iris is a very hardy plant that requires watering and is mostly resistant to diseases and pests. Gardeners find this plant a perfect choice due to its low-maintenance requirements
Iris prefers full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 3 to 9.
This plant is the member of the Scrophulariaceae family and is often known as snapdragon or dragon flower. Antirrhinum is native to the United States, Europe, and Africa and though it is a perennial, it is often sold as an annual. The soil should dry out before watering and mulch is an added benefit for growing snapdragons. If given proper care, this plant will return the following year although they are short-lived perennials.
Snapdragons come in a huge array of colors and will tolerate most soil types. Snapdragons are very popular in gardens as an excellent accent to bedding plants and taller background plants. These hardy plants can handle frost and therefore can be planted pretty early in the season.
Snapdragons prefer full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and grows best in zones 8 to 11.
What Yellow Flowers Are Used For What:
The Yellow Rose:
The yellow rose is an exquisite flower that symbolizes springtime, devotion, appreciation, and friendship. This flower is often found at graduations, baby showers, and joyful celebrations. Roses, across the board, are the most popular flowers around the world but unlike other roses that convey love and romance, the yellow rose is quite different.
Tulips have always been sought after everywhere around the world. They are so incredibly gorgeous and have a presence not given to many other flowers. If you didn’t know, the tulip is the national flower of Turkey and Iran. Tulips stand for love and affection while the yellow tulip is a symbol of happiness, warmth, and sunshine!
Dahlia offers a variety of sizes and shapes and their petals can be round, thin, or spiky. The yellow dahlia stands for bonds that last for eternity and a sign of commitment. When it is given as a gift, it says elegance and dignity.
Peonies are native to North Western America, Southern Europe, and Asia. This flower stands for luck, happiness, and wealth. This flower is seen as incredible elegance and provides a beautiful range of colors including white, red, and yellow.
Bird of Paradise:
This tropical flower is one of the most unique, gorgeous flowers anywhere and really does look like a tropical bird. Although a little more expensive than some other flowers, people flock to this plant due to its amazing colors and is a favorite among designers and artists.
Stella d’ Oro Daylily:
This particular Yellow Daylily stands for Star Of Gold and its stunning yellow is loved by all!
Graham Thomas Rose:
This rose is one of the most beautiful roses anywhere because of its double golden blossoms and amazingly wonderful fragrance that reminds you of fresh tea roses. This flower starts off in a deep golden yellow but as it ages, it turns to a soft pale yellow.
Compass Flower is a member of the Asteraceae family and legend has it that God’s finger is hanging from its delicate stock to guide travelers along their way. This lovely flower also offers medicinal aid for the treatment of glandular enlargements or rheumatism.
This incredible wildflower is one of the most beautiful every found in the wild. Columbine has many different meanings including love and joy along with foolishness. Its flower does resemble a Jester’s cap! This flower should not be given to a woman as it is believed it will bring her bad luck. Again, this flower has many different meanings for many different people so you must also include that it symbolizes the Virgin Mary the Seven Gifts Of The Spirit.
Freesia has a magnificent scent and comes in a huge range of colors to match anyone’s taste. Freesia also lasts for a very long time and stands for innocence and friendship. It often the chosen gift for someone’s 7th wedding anniversary and is often seen at many weddings.
Yellow carnations are often seen in many gardens with their vibrant yellow flowers that add a touch of sunshine for an uplifting day!
When you start planning your garden, if this plant is on your list, decide where this beauty will work best regarding the size of your garden. You will find tons of design layouts online and pick one that works best for your space. You might want search for layouts that will have the plants you plan on bringing in to your garden.