In the natural world, there are countless flowers, each with its own color and beauty. And yellow is definitely one of the favorite colors of the avid gardener, as this color is seen as a reflection of hope and energy. So, in today’s article, we are very happy to introduce you to 18 beautiful perennial yellow flowers that not only help brighten up any space because of the contrast they can create, but are also enjoyed year after year with unique growth.
If you’re looking for plants to add vibrant yellow color to your home or garden or thinking about the right color balance in your landscape, they’re great choices. Growing them in the garden is a great way to add drama to borders and produce surprisingly impressive blooms that keep coming back year after year. So if you are one of those who are attracted to yellow plants, then have one for your house or garden.
#1 Turning Bananas
Going Bananas is a daylily cultivar that produces delicate, banana-yellow flowers in June and lasts until late September. It does best in zones 3 through 9, preferring full sun to part shade.
#2 sun flare
Solar Flare produces bright, sunny blooms with red, orange, and yellow colors, depending on the type. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It grows well in zones 5 through 9 and needs a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun to thrive.
#3 Banana Cream
Source: plant me
Banana Cream looks like a white daisy, but blooms lemon yellow, slowly transforming to a buttery yellow color, then changing color again to creamy white when ripe. It does best in zones 5 through 9 and requires full or partial sun.
bottle rocket #4
Source: Walters Gardens
Bottle Rocket produces small yellow flowers on slender stems from late summer through fall. It does well in zones 4 to 9 with constant humidity.
Source: Gardening Knowledge
Coreopsis displays warm yellow flowers on tall green stems. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. They do well in zones 4 through 9 and prefer full sun and dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil.
#6 Lemon meringue
Lemon Meringue is a very durable and impressive perennial. Its lemon-yellow flowers are carried on charcoal stalks stemming from the blue-green foliage in late spring to early summer. It prefers to grow in both sun and shade in zones 4 through 9.
#7 Golden Cove
Source: Mirror Garden Deals
Golden Calla Lily produces tuberous, trumpet-shaped flowers that are rich in golden hues and add a tropical touch to any garden. Needs full or partial sun.
Graham Thomas Rose has unique colors with yellow and red tinged petals and is highly scented with long lasting bloom time from spring to first frost. It prefers summer heat and does best in zones 5 through 10.
#9 American Gold Rush
American Gold Rush offers dome-shaped yellow flowers with a contrasting black raised center. It grows well in zones 4 through 9 with access to full or partial sun.
Source: Oakland Nursery
Sunburst features daisy-like flowers that are bright gold in color. The foliage is light green in spring and greens up throughout the summer. The plant does best in zones 4 through 9.
#11 golf beauty
Golf Beauty produces golf ball-shaped flowers on tall, narrow, silvery-green stems. Blooms all year long if grown in the right conditions. It grows well in zones 8 through 11.
Firefly Sunshine displays individual bright yellow flowers that are small, with ruffled centers that contrast with the gray-green foliage. This flower’s favorite zone is in zones 3 through 8. It needs full or partial sun and grows happily in well-drained, medium, or poor soil.
#13 Yellow Echinacea
Yellow Coneflower produces warm yellow drooping petals, with deep brown cones taking center stage. This flower attracts pollinators and hummingbirds. The plant does best in zones 5 through 9, and needs full sun exposure.
Goldfinger is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub that produces bright yellow flowers in summer and fall. It requires partial shade to full sun and moist soil and prefers zones 3 to 7.
#15 Tuscan Gold
Source: Garden Crosses
Tuscan Gold is a showy flower, the center of the flower is orange to brown in color and the leaves are dark green. The flowers attract birds and bees. It does best in zones 4 through 9.
#16 Shrub St. John’s Wort
Source: Kiawah Island
Shrubby St. John’s Wort produces stunning star-shaped flowers with bright yellow color. It attracts pollinators and humans. It is a hardy plant and grows well in zones 3 through 8.
#17 Spanish Flare
Spanish Flare produces light green foliage, bearing a single pale yellow flower with a maroon-red center behind the nectaries. It does best in zones 4 through 9, prefers full or part shade, and likes average to fertile, well-drained soils.
Source: Thorny and Bitter
Corydalis displays golden yellow flowers throughout the summer. It prefers zones 4 to 8 and tolerates dry conditions but needs well-drained soil.