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20 Yellow Flowers To Grow In Your Garden

    PERENNIALS, these plants live more than two years of growing seasons. They live for many cycles then the top parts of it fall to the ground and then they regrow from the same root system in spring or summer. The most important thing to be noted is that the plants grown in one spring will bloom the next spring and then the next consecutively.

    Plants can be grown as perennials or annuals based on the local climate and weather. When it comes to choosing the right perennial, the color and look matters too. If you need a bold popping color that can be subtle and mellow at the same time, then yellow is the color for you. Yellow is vibrant, fun and zesty.

    20 yellow perennials to grow in the garden

    1. Tickseed

    Tickseed

    Tickseeds are a genus of bright colored plants that are infamous for their tolerance to a lot of growing conditions. The family has about 115 species of varying colored plants.It resemblance is similar to ticks. The Native American and prairie flower grows up to 10-18 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide.

    SPECIALITY OF TICKSEED

    They produce masses of showy double or semi double daisy like flowers. They have a long bloom period from early summer to fall. The plant is drought resistant as well.

    HOW TO GROW TICKSEED?

    Their best selections start from seeds. Species vary with hardiness and not all are perennials. They self-sow themselves and some varieties even spread by runners. Tickseeds grow best in full sun and partial shade. The soil needs to be well-drained. The plants don’t have a particular soil pH, close to neutral would do  well.Heavy, wet soils cause a problem.

    2. Yarrow

    Yarrow

    These beautiful light flowers belong to the family Asteraceae. They are natives of Europe, North America and Asia but can be grown in forests, gardens, meadows, mountains etc.,  They have feathery leaves with hair on them and are arranged spirally on the stem. The stem can grow up to 0.66 to 3.88 feet in height. 

    SPECIALITY OF YARROW

    They grow in clusters. They can even grow white, red and pink flowers besides yellow flowers. The tiny flowers rise high from a ferny foliage and are also pest and drought resistant. They produce nut-like fruit called achene.

    HOW TO GROW YARROW?

    Planting should be done in spring or early summer after frost passes. They must be grown in areas that receive full sun or they’ll become leggy. Well-draining soil is the best option for the plant. It shows overenthusiastic growth when planted in rich soils. To keep them fed apply a layer of compost each spring. Despite all the benefits, they are sometimes considered invasive.

    3. Black-Eyed Susan

    Black-Eyed Susan

    These herbaceous plants can be found everywhere in America. The plant belongs to the sunflower family. They have erect multi-branched stems that grow up to 8 inches in height. The plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and spread from 12-18 inches.

    SPECIALITY OF BLACK-EYED SUSAN

    They are often the first ones to grow after a fire. However, the plants are extremely territorial and hence tend to squash out on the nearby plants. They bloom from June to October and prefer warmer climates. They play an important role in pollination. 

    HOW TO GROW BLACK-EYED SUSAN?

    Seed germination best takes place in 70 degrees F during the March to May period. Germination takes 7-30 days. They mostly prefer the soil fertile. They require just enough watering so as to not let the soil dry out. Every 3-4 years it’s good to divide these plants to ensure healthy plants. To increase the bloom period, remove the dead flowers.

    4. Yellow Peonies

    Yellow Peonies

    They bloom during late spring–early summer but last only for 6 weeks. You can mix early season bloomers and late season bloomers and grow a variety of cultivars. They grow up to 2-3 feet in height. 

     SPECIALITY OF YELLOW PEONIES

    The border perennials love colder weather and the blooming period is longer in those weathers. The best varieties to grow in hot areas would be the early to mid-season varieties. The plants are known to live longer for even 100 years. 

    HOW TO GROW YELLOW PEONIES?

    These plants are easy to grow if established well. Plant them in fall, as spring planted plants don’t grow just as well and lag in growing. Choosing your location wisely is important as they don’t transplant well. They should also be protected from strong winds. The soil should be fertile, rich with humus, moist, well-draining and deep. Water it thoroughly. Deadheading the blossoms as soon as they fade is important.

    5. Fumewort

    Fumewort

    These small herbaceous plants are native to eastern America. They include cultivars in pink and purple shades too. They are weak stemmed and grow as garden perennials to about 9-inch-tall while the latter grow up to 18 inches tall. The plants are hardy to zones 5-8.

    SPECIALITY OF FUMEWORT

    They are known for keeping pests away and are disease free. They are best suited for rock gardens, cottage gardens, woodlands, beds and borders. 

    HOW TO GROW FUMEWORTS?

    To bring in some shade loving perennials that can give as much aesthetics as their sun loving counterparts. That is where Fumeworts come to the rescue. They grow equally well in full and part shade. The soil needs to be moderately fertile, medium moisture and well-draining. If growing from seeds, they require a cold treatment to sprout properly. Sowing directly in fall is the best option. In optimum growing conditions they self-seed.

    6. Acacia

    Acacia

    These trees provide deep green foliage and grow mostly in hot and warm areas such as Mexico, Hawaii and south- western parts of America. They are the largest variety of vascular plants that grow up to 10-15 feet in height. Koa, the fastest growing variety from Hawaii grows up to 60 feet.

    SPECIALITY OF ACACIA 

    Many roots of their varieties are valued for protecting soil against erosion by their long roots. The tree is also tolerant to drought conditions. Ants and the tree help each other survive. Ants build homes in the thorns and suck on the nectar while they sting any animal trying to eat the leaves of the tree. 

    HOW TO GROW ACACIA?

    They grow on any type of soil that is highly acidic or alkaline be it sand or clay too. Although the only important condition is a well-draining soil, it tolerates muddy soil. Acacia requires full sun to thrive in. While they are young, Orchid fertilizer helps them grow. Water requirements of it are bare minimum.It can sometimes be affected by anthracnose which is a fungal disease

    7. Pincushion

    Pincushion

    These plants give you an exotic evergreen tropical look. They grow up to one or two foot long amongst their grey to blue-green foliage. 

    SPECIALITY OF PINCUSHION

     The flower is a member of the Scabiosa genus. They come in varieties of blue, purple and white. They can be grown anywhere. In zones 5 through 9 they act as short-lived hardy plants.

    HOW TO GROW PINCUSHION?

    Place the pincushion flower in a site that receives full sun, in hot climates. While they establish themselves, provide them with an inch of water.Later they can tolerate periods of drought. The heaviest bloom occurs in May. For best repeat blooming, deadhead the plants.

    8. Coneflower

    Coneflower

    The flower has always been an important part of America and Europe’s favourite flowers. They have brown or black seed cones in the centre and bright coloured petals surrounding it. The flowers come in many colours. They grow up to 4 feet height. They are hardy to zones 3-9 but commonly occur in places like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas etc. 

    SPECIALITY OF CONEFLOWER

    These plants have been an important herb in early medical treatments. The native Americans used it as the one ‘go-to’ plant for healing of coughs, toothaches, colds, sore throats etc., It’s also used as a pain-killer.

    HOW TO GROW CONEFLOWER?

    They prefer full sun and mesic conditions. They will tolerate partial sun and moist to dry conditions as well. The deep roots help the plant tolerate wet or dry soils. They pull up water, oxygen and nutrients hidden in the soil. The soil pH needs to be adjusted if it is naturally acidic. Too much water and fertilizer doesn’t help the plant

    9. Evening Primrose

    Evening Primrose

    The plants are used for a late day bloom as they bloom at night. Although a wildflower, many consider it a weed because of its ease to grow. They thrive in open spaces and meadows. They grow up to 16-36 inches tall.

    SPECIALITY OF PRIMROSE

    The flower petals open during the day and close at night. They are infamous for their medicinal uses and their application as an oil. They are used to relieve headaches, inducing labour, curing baldness. All parts of the plant are edible. 

    HOW TO GROW PRIMROSE?

    The reason many consider it a weed is because they are way too convenient to grow. It’s a biennial plant that will reseed itself wherever you grow them. Most of them don’t require much watering. Although they are widely tolerant, they prefer well-drained soil and can tolerate high pH levels.

    10. Gaillardia

    Gaillardia

    They grow up to a foot tall and are fantastic for the front of a border plant. The flowers have daisy-like flowers which are orange-red in the centre and yellow on the edges. 

    SPECIALITY OF GAILLARDIA

    They are commonly known as Arizona Sun and have beautiful and exotic blossoms. They bloom quickly from seed. The plant has long sword-like rustic leaves that look beautiful with their bright multi-coloured single or double flowers. 

    HOW TO GROW GAILLARDIA?

    The seeds must be sown in spring when the temperature is about 55-64 degrees F after the frost passes away.They germinate in a week or two depending on the climatic conditions. Keeping weeds away is very important as they take away the nutrients from the plants. After the plant establishes, protecting them from direct sunlight and strong winds is necessary. Deadheading the plant helps the plant to blossom.

    11. ‘Sunshine Superman’ Coreopsis

    ‘Sunshine Superman’ Coreopsis

    The bright flowers form low mounds and are selections of star tickseed. They bloom single saucer-shaped flowers. They bloom from mid-summer to mid-fall. The plants grow up to 12-18 inches and spread up to 18-23 inches. 

    SPECIALITY OF COREOPSIS

    The accent of the plant is great with amazing textures whose flowers attract butterflies. They are drought tolerant as well. The flowers are found in bright yellow or golden shades. They are hardy to zones 6 through 9.

    HOW TO GROW COREOPSIS?

    They bloom from June to September. They thrive in full sun on well-drained soil in dry to medium moisture. They are tolerant to humidity and heat. The plants are short lived and deadheading spent flowers encourages additional bloom. They self-seed and extend their growth.

    12. Daffodils

    Daffodils

    The Daffodils are widely cultivated for their trumpet-like flowers which are a part of the amaryllis family. They are native to northern Europe and grow in temperate climates. The perennials grow up to 16 inches in height.

    SPECIALITY OF DAFFODILS

    They bloom in spring and are often considered as the sign of spring by gardeners. They are grown in most parts except the hottest and wettest places. They are suitable for growing in between shrubs.

    HOW TO GROW DAFFODILS? 

    They need to be planted in fall, about 2-4 weeks before the ground freezes. Choose a site that receives full to partial sun, they bloom best when given early exposure to spring sunshine. They thrive in moderately fertile soil.The soil needs to be well-draining.They enjoy neutral to acidic soils but some prefer alkaline soil too. They are naturally resistant to rodents but protect the plants by keeping sharp pieces of shell in the soil.

    13. Leopard’s Bane

    Leopard’s Bane

    The bright yellow flowers are daisy-like whose plant grows up to a height of 4 feet and spread up to 2 feet across. The plants bloom in spring and are easy to grow. They are hardy to zones 4 through 8.

    SPECIALITY OF LEOPARD’S BANE

    The flowers bloom in spring and usually go dormant by mid-summer. They put an excellent show when grown in masses. The plants are non-aggressive and are not invasive. 

    HOW TO GROW LEOPARD’S BANE?

    The plant thrives in full sun to part shade. They require well-draining soil that is moist but not soggy. Although, the plants are not drought tolerant and require frequent watering. Deadheading is important to extend their bloom. Pruning can be done once the flowers fade to regenerate growth.

    14. Goldenrod

    Goldenrod

    They’re a late summer beauty that adorn the fields from August to October. The tall and slender plant grows up to 10 feet in height. They are hardy to zones 2 through 8.

    SPECIALITY OF GOLDENROD

    They produce tiny flowers with spiky petals and have a spindle-like design. They produce pollen which attracts bees and butterflies and is a common allergen like many others. It has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that heal us.

    HOW TO GROW GOLDENROD?

     They are pretty invasive. Their soil requirements being well-draining soil that has a pH of 5.5 to 7.5. In early spring, sprinkle the seeds on moist soil. Keep the garden moist until seedlings appear then let the area dry out between watering. The plant craves full sun and is at its best during summer, although they will tolerate shade. It can grow even on clay-like soil.

    15. Basket Of Gold

    Basket Of Gold

    They are a low growing plant that enchant the garden with their golden beauty. Single flowers are small and these flowers grow in clusters hence intensifying the effect. They grow up to two feet in height and across.

    SPECIALITY OF BASKET OF GOLD

    The masses of bright golden flowers on the grey-green foliage are a splendid sight. They are on full show for 4-6 weeks in spring. They are favourites for ground covers, forming mats after blooming. They are great sources of nectar. 

    HOW TO GROW BASKET OF GOLD?

    They thrive in sunny areas in average or poor well-draining soil. They don’t like rich and overly moist soils, the only time moisture shall be provided is when they are newly planted and the seeds are turning into seedlings otherwise they are prone to root rot. Fertilizers can be added to the soil and too much fertilizer leads to poor flowering.

    16. Daylily

    Daylily

    They are mid-season bloomers that grow up to 24 inches tall. These gorgeous flowers have frilled petals with the stamens pointing out of the flowers. The elegant flowers are hardy to zones 3 through 9. 

    SPECIALITY OF DAYLILIES

    The flower’s name means ‘beauty of the day’ because of the fact that the flowers open during the day and close at night.Daylilies come in a variety of colours bright and pastel. 

    HOW TO GROW DAYLILIES?

    They need at least 6 hours of full sun to grow in. They also tolerate partial shade but bloom less flowers. They thrive in moist but well-drained soil. Plant them in early spring or  fall before the hard frost. If sandy, then add compost to the soil.

    17. Chamomile

    Chamomile

    The chamomile is a beautiful flower from the daisy family of Asteraceae. They have long stems which grow single flowers that are almost 2 inches in diameter. The genus Anthemis has over a 100 herbs that are also called chamomile. They  usually grow up to 60-90 cm. They are hardy to zones 3-9. 

    SPECIALITY OF CHAMOMILE

    They grow in mounds of lemon yellow or canary-yellow on the fern-like foliage. They bring herbal fragrance to the garden. They are evergreen in mild climates and add a winter interest to the border.  They are drought tolerant. 

    HOW TO GROW CHAMOMILE?

    They thrive in full sun and grow in average to poor well-draining soil. They don’t have a particular pH. They don’t grow well in heavy, clayey soil. Water requirements are minimum. They don’t do well in humid and hot weather. Prompt deadheading keeps the flowers blooming throughout. Deadheading also prevents self-seeding.

    18. Marigold

    Marigold

    These plants are known for their hardiness and beauty. There are three species of the Marigold that are perennial Mexican tarragon (Tagetes lucida), mountain marigold (Tagetes palmeri) and Lemmon’s marigold (Tagetes lemmonii). They generally grow up to 2-3 feet in height. 

    SPECIALITY OF MARIGOLDS

    Marigolds have a very distinctive look with their ruffled petals. The showy flowers bring a wealth of gold, brass and copper to the garden. They are a natural mosquito repellent. The extract from its blossoms are used to treat eye-infections, stomach upsets, ulcers and are also wound-healing. They are one of the best antiseptics as they relieve pain and swelling caused by wasp or bee sting.

    HOW TO GROW MARIGOLD?

    They thrive in around 5 to 6 hours of sunlight.In spring, sow them directly or during winters start seeds indoors for better germination and healthier plants. They grow on sandy, loamy and even clayey soils. The cheerful plants don’t require any pruning or fertilizing. Soggy soil and overwatering causes root rot in the plants. They are also prone to fungal diseases like mould and powdery mildew.

    19. Helenium

    Helenium

    These native, classic daisy-like flowers grow mostly on low-lying meadows and damp woodlands. The genus has been successfully expanded into varieties that produce shades of gold, orange, brown and red. They grow up to 3-5 feet tall and spread to 1-2 feet.

    SPECIALITY OF HELENIUM

    They bloom from early summer to fall. The showy petals serenade a brown cone that produces pollen. They make great cut flowers and are deer resistant. They are well suited for mass growth in flower beds, cottage gardens, naturalistic areas and prairie plantings.

    HOW TO GROW HELENIUM?

    Helenium are easiest to grow from seeds. Hybrids are usually grown from saplings. They are full sun lovers requiring at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday. They love slight acidity in their soils and love their soil moist. They are clay tolerant. The plants tolerate humid and hot summers. Regular watering is necessary for good blossoms as the plants aren’t drought resistant.

    20. Perennial Sunflower

    Perennial Sunflower

    The lovely sunflowers are tough plants that belong to the genus Helianthus. The genus consists of annual and perennial cultivars of sunflowers. They are late-season bloomers. They grow up to 10 feet tall and the flower grows to 3 to 4 inches across. 

    SPECIALITY OF SUNFLOWERS

    Perennial sunflowers return and bloom for many years. The difference being that the blooms are smaller than the former.  They begin blooming in late summer to early autumn. They have single and double-flowering varieties and most form clumps.

    HOW TO GROW SUNFLOWERS?

    Perennial sunflowers bloom best in full sun and can handle part shade as well. The plants will flop and get leggy without at least 5 hours of sunlight a day.They need fairly rich soil with loads of organic matter. Frequent watering is very necessary as they aren’t drought resistant. Planting can be done in spring or fall. They are low maintenance plants that need to be cut back in spring and the taller varieties will need stalking.