10 Yellow Flowers We’re Crazy About

Updated: Mar. 06, 2024

Yellow flowers beam with an inviting brightness. Like the sun, they symbolize happiness and warmth. They're also associated with friendship, success, good health and respect. If you're looking for lovely yellow flowers to plant in your yard and flower beds, these 10 vibrant blooms will do the trick.

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These brilliant, annual yellow flowers boast big, daisy-like flower faces of bright yellow petals with brown centers and come in multiple varieties that mature into full heads brimming with seeds. Sunflowers are great for beginner gardeners and anyone looking for a strong flower that’s easy to grow. Most are heat- and drought-tolerant, and attract bees and birds. Check out these wildflowers that do well in home gardens.

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March’s flower, these cheerful blossoms signify spring. The hardy and easy bulb-flowers feature six petals and a trumpet-shape central corona. They’re great for planting between shrubs or in a border, and prefer a sunny or partly sunny space. Try one of these 12 DIY flower tower ideas to add some color to your backyard.

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These bright yellow flowers feature daisy-like heads on a tall, slender stem. Because they grow quickly, they shade out weeds, making flower bed cleanup much easier! Zinnias don’t require mulching, and need only an occasional well-balanced mix of fertilizer. Zinnias come in many colors, but you can plant a single color strain if you have a favorite. Here are 10 drought-tolerant landscaping ideas to try this year.

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Rosa “Julia Child” Floribunda Rose

This highly scented, northern-hardy rose loves a sunny location and will bloom all summer. Named for the famous chef, this plant’s blooms start out as dark yellow buds and then open up into multi-petaled, buttery-yellow flowers. There are so many good selections available that there’s absolutely no reason to plant any of these troublesome flowers.

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Yellow Butterfly Bush

Offering lance-shaped leaves with arching branches, these aromatic yellow flowers will liven up your landscape while attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. They provide a sunny-yellow color with an orange center. They’re drought- and deer-resistant, and even make a great cut flower for your floral arrangements. You can grow these nine flowers that butterflies love, from seed.

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Gerbera Daisies

One of the most popular flowers across the globe, these beauties are often used as cut flowers in floral arrangements. But, gerbera daisies are easy to grow in your own garden, and make a wonderful addition to your flower bed for added vibrancy. The cheerful flowers come in a variety of luscious shades, including yellow.

You can also grow some other unusual flowers in your garden like- zinnias, asters and toad lilies.

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Brilliant begonias come in many colors and can handle the shade, so if you have a garden that’s low on sun, these flowers are a best bet. Plus, they can also tolerate drought conditions and a lot of sun! These easy-to-grow flowers do well in containers or when planted directly into the ground. Choose the yellow variety for a burst of sunny color.

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Black-Eyed Susans

These electrifying yellow flowers will liven up your landscape with their rich, golden-yellow petals and bronze-black centers. Black-eyed Susans are disease-free and drought- and deer-resistant. They also attract butterflies and hummingbirds! If you’re fond of darker hues, here are some flowers that are almost black.

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Daylilies are sun-loving perennials that produce flower buds in stunning hues of purple, red, orange and yellow. These adaptable flowers can survive drought, flooding and salt. They tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions and are not troubled by diseases or pests.

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These extremely low-maintenance flowers prefer full sun, and require just a touch of deadheading in order to bloom well into fall. They can handle infrequent watering, too! Marigolds are also pest-free flowers, and so are great for planting in vegetable gardens to ward off potentially damaging insects.

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