Since Yellow is a color of hope and happiness, add it to your garden with these 42 Types of Yellow Flowers!
1. Billy Buttons
Botanical Name: Craspedia globosa
This beautiful Australian perennial flower looks like a ping pong ball. Stunning in garden beds and floral arrangements. Learn how to grow it here.
2. Yellow Iris
Botanical Name: Iris pseudacorus
The yellow iris is easy to grow that much that it is considered invasive in some regions.
3. Evening Primroses
Botanical Name: Oenothera
The good thing about this little yellow wildflower is that it does not require much care.
4. Black-Eyed Susan
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta
The dark brown or purple center contrast well with the yellow sepals of this wildflower.
5. Prickly Pear
Botanical Name: Opuntia
This spiny cactus not only bears cute little flowers but edible fruits too.
Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis
Gardeners have a sweet spot for pansies, and you can eat them as well. See more edible flowers here.
Botanical Name: Solidago
The plant doesn’t have the most beautiful foliage, and many consider it a weed, but the 2-3 months period in which it blooms is worth having it.
Botanical Name: Coreopsis
It definitely deserves a spot in your flower garden if not for the beauty then for the long blooming time.
Botanical Name: Hemerocallis
As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy these flowers from morning till evening as they die in the night.
10. Water Lilies
Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae
You can grow yellow cultivars from the majestic water lily family.
Botanical Name: Narcissus
Daffodils have long been gardener’s favorite because of their exquisite beauty and low maintenance. They’re beautiful cut flowers as well, see more such flowers in this list.
Botanical Name: Helleborus
Blooming in early springs, they indicate that the gloomy winter days are now behind us.
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum
This popular flowering plant is easy to grow and popular in almost every country in the world.
Botanical Name: Bulbine
The tubers resemble bulb in shape and are adorned with small star-shaped flowers.
15. Creeping Buttercup
Botanical Name: Ranunculus Repens
Considered as a weed in many regions, creeping buttercup presents a good choice as the groundcover.
16. Bulbous Buttercup
Botanical Name: Ranunculus Bulbosus
What sets it apart from the other meadow buttercup flowers is that the sepals are down-turned.
17. Common Sunflower
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
When it comes to types of yellow flowers, you can’t miss the sunflower.
Botanical Name: Lilium
Lilies have always been a prized possession for gardeners around the globe, and we all know they deserve it. You can choose many from yellow cultivars.
Botanical Name: Begonia
There are many hybrid yellow begonia varieties you can choose from, just like this “Begonia Roseform Yellow.”
Botanical Name: Zinnia
These cheery flowers attract not only humans but bees and butterflies too, and they don’t fade early.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus
If you are into large, showy flowers, yellow hibiscuses are available in many shades.
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Borders and open meadows are what it’s perfect for due to the low maintenance. Combine it with companions like lavender and purple sage, and it’ll beautify your garden.
23. Gerbera Daisy
Botanical Name: Gerbera Jamesonii
You can even grow beautiful gerbera daisies indoors, learn more here.
24. Yellow Tulip
Botanical Name: Tulipa
Tulips are one of our favorites. They’re available in nearly all colors including yellow.
25. Calla Lily
Botanical Name: Zantedeschia
Also known as Arum lily, they’re not at all related to lilies.
Botanical Name: Tagetes
A well-known flowering plant to add color and cheerfulness to your garden. You can also grow it in your vegetable garden beds.
Botanical Name: Rosa
Roses are prized both for their unmatched beauty and fragrance and need no description.
28. Yellow Cestrum
Botanical Name: Cestrum aurantiacum
Clusters of tubular yellow flowers become even more appealing in the night because of the sweet fragrance.
30. Lesser Celandine
Botanical Name: Ficaria Verna
This low growing plant has beautiful star-shaped flowers that rise above the foliage.
Botanical Name: Leontodon
You probably would have seen this flower in meadows or stony slopes. The bright yellow color is charming and eye-catchy.
34. Bear’s ear
Botanical Name: Primula auricula
If the charming flower was not enough, the name piques up the interest.
Botanical Name: Primula Veris
Tall stalks sport the cup-shaped flowers that appear as if they are nodding.
Botanical name: Calendula officinalis
Calendulas are often known as pot marigold, but they’re a different genus. These beautiful yellow specimens are edible as well.
37. Canna Lily
Botanical Name: Canna
Just like calla lilies, they too are not related to Lillies. They’re close to ginger and banana family.
Botanical Name: Dahlia
Whether it’s YELLOW, red, white, orange or purple, the big radiant dahlia blooms look amazing in any color.
Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora
A great choice for warm climate gardeners, you can grow them as annuals in cold climate. Some of its common names are rose moss, ten o’clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, Vietnam Rose, sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose purslane.
40. Yellow Oleander
Botanical Name: Cascabela thevetia
It’s a beautiful ornamental shrub that thrives on neglect.
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous. Some even call it a suicide tree. Eating its leaves, deliberately, give serious medical consequences.
Botanical Name: Freesia
Many admire the fragrance of freesia. We even listed it as one of the best-scented flowers.
42. Carolina Jasmine
Botanical Name: Gelsemium Sempervirens
It’s also known as Yellow Jasmine, but this vine doesn’t belong to the jasmine family. You can grow for its golden yellow flowers and sweet fragrance.
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous.