20 Bright and Beautiful Yellow Flowers

Need a bright and cheerful view from your window? Plant yellow flowers in your garden or home planters. Yellow blooms reflect the summery atmosphere and greet your eyes with energizing visuals every day. This list of plants with yellow blooms contains everything you need to know about 20 popular yellow flowers.

1. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragon is a perfect early-spring plant. The flowers have stalk-like bloom formations that develop from the bottom. They can last until fall if you water them frequently. Snapdragons like neutral, well-drained soil and full sun. They stop blooming when the temperature becomes too hot, so partial shade is necessary.

2. Billy Buttons (Craspedia globosa)

Craspedia, also known as Billy Button, is a type of daisy with round rosettes. As a daisy family, Billy Buttons require low maintenance. They thrive in various soil conditions, with regular watering and full sun. Billy Buttons love cool roots, so soil coverage such as pebbles and rocks work wonder.

3. Primrose (Oenothera)

Small but bright primroses are ideal as “wild-looking” coverage plants. They love partial shade and can grow under the trees or taller plants.  They love rich, slightly acidic soil, but cannot handle overwatering. Primroses bloom in mid-spring and continue for about four to six weeks.

4. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Black-eyed Susan provides bright colors in various garden corners, perfect as erosion control. The flowers grow during summer and fall, even with little water. They love friable soil with medium fertility and full sun. The flowers need partial shade when planted in hot areas.

5. Pansy (Viola wittrockiana)

Pansies are ideal as border plants and ground covering, as long as they are under partial shade. These flowers are great for gardens and indoor planters. They need moist, well-drained soil and regular watering to thrive. Garden pansies often grow dormant in summer and rebloom in fall.

6. Coreopsis (Coreopsis)

Coreopsis flowers have a daisy-like appearance, growing in clusters with yellow blooms atop foliage. They grow wild in prairies, so they are drought-tolerant (but need regular watering during growth season). Coreopsis loves well-drained soil and full sun. They live only for 3—5 years, so regular dividing or replanting is necessary.

7. Daisy (Asteraceae)

Daisies come in various colors and shapes, including the yellow ones. Yellow daisies are great for cottage gardens and planters. Daisies grow well in spring and fall. Summer shearing will make them grow robustly in fall. They love well-drained soil and full sun with partial shade.

8. Waterlily (Nyphaea hollandia)

Waterlilies have tropical and hardy types, with tropical types having a longer stalk and more fragrant smell. Tropical waterlilies also bloom day and night. Waterlilies can grow in large ponds or small barrels. Remove thick roots and old, decaying leaves for better growth.

9. Mums (Chrysanthemum)

Mums usually decorate the fall garden, but hardier species can tackle almost all seasons. Mums come in almost all colors except black and blue, and they keep growing despite being cut repeatedly. They love rich, slightly alkaline, well-drained soil with full sun. Summer pinching will make the flowers grow robustly.

10. Yellow Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

Yellow butterfly bush provides fragrant aroma, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. The flowers grow in clusters, forming long shapes among dark green foliage. They like loamy soil and full sun and require regular watering during the early growth season. However, they become drought-tolerant afterwards.

11. Marigold (Tagetes)

Classic marigolds are perfect as garden, planter, or vase flowers. They can grow in soil with average fertility, with good drainage and full sun. Marigold is an annual flower, but very low-maintenance and perfect as cut flowers. The seeds germinate quickly, perfect for beginner planting project (such as for kids).

12. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

Calla lily is a popular indoor plant, thanks to its elegant shape. The flower likes partial shade, loose and well-drained soil, high temperature, and moist condition. Calla lily needs much water during growth season. It also needs liquid fertilizer, except during the dormant period.

13. Daffodil (Narcissus)

Daffodils brighten your garden with small, star-like flowers during spring. They love full sun and slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Daffodils can last for decades, so it is best to intercept them with grassy plants to balance the garden look.

14. Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Hibiscus flowers provide flashy visuals in your garden. Tropical hibiscus is great for hotter regions, while the hardy perennial ones are suitable for more varied climates. Hibiscus loves full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Hibiscus needs regular watering and cannot handle frost or drought.

15. Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Bright yellow zinnias provide amazing blooms from summer to fall. They prefer well-drained soil that is not moist, since it can cause rotting. Zinnias require full sun to grow beautiful blooms and prevent mildew. Fertilizer or organic compost in the soil will help the flowers grow more robustly.

16. Begonia (Begonia)

Begonias come in various types, from shrubs to canes. Many begonia flowers have double petal arrangements, like roses. They are perfect as bedding or planter plants, indoor and outdoor. Begonias grow on light, well-drained soil, with partial shade or filtered light. They cannot tolerate frost and overwatering.

17. Ranunculus (Ranunculus)

Ranunculus flowers come in various shapes, from star-like to round, ball-like rosettes. They grow on high stalks that form a cluster. Ranunculus have bright colors, perfect as bouquets or vase flowers. They like any soil types that are well-drained, with full sun.

18. Bulbine (Bulbine frutescens)

Bulbine is a succulent-type plant that grows well in hot, dry areas. Bulbines have star-like flowers and grass-like foliage. They can live with minimum maintenance, as long as there is full sun. Deadheading the flowers will encourage more blooms.

19. Dutch Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Dutch hyacinths provide nice pairs with a cup or ball-shaped flowers in a spring garden. The flowers grow in clusters that form stalk-like formation. They love neutral or slightly acidic soil, with good drainage and full sun.

20. Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Jessamine flowers have trumpet-like shapes with bright yellow color. They grow in early spring, perfect to welcome the new year. They need loose, well-drained soil with regular watering and full sun to grow healthily. Jessamine needs supporting structures, such as fences, stakes, or trellis.

Yellow flowers energize your sight and mind with the bright shades. Plant your favorite flowers to provide a beautiful view in your garden.

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