42 Types of Yellow Flowers for Garden | Plants with Yellow Flowers

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.

6. Pansy

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.

7. Goldenrod

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.

8. Tickseed

Botanical Name: Coreopsis

It definitely deserves a spot in your flower garden if not for the beauty then for the long blooming time.

9. Daylily

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.

11. Daffodil

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.

12. Hellebores

Botanical Name: Helleborus

Blooming in early springs, they indicate that the gloomy winter days are now behind us.

13. Chrysanthemum

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

This popular flowering plant is easy to grow and popular in almost every country in the world.

14. Bulbine

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.

18. Lily

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.

19. Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia

There are many hybrid yellow begonia varieties you can choose from, just like this “Begonia Roseform Yellow.”

20. Zinnia

Botanical Name: Zinnia

These cheery flowers attract not only humans but bees and butterflies too, and they don’t fade early.

21. Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus

If you are into large, showy flowers, yellow hibiscuses are available in many shades.

22. Yarrow

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.

26. Marigold

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.

27. Rose

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.

31. Leontodon

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.

35. Cowslip

Botanical Name: Primula Veris

Tall stalks sport the cup-shaped flowers that appear as if they are nodding.

36. Calendula

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.

38. Dahlia

Botanical Name: Dahlia

Whether it’s YELLOW, red, white, orange or purple, the big radiant dahlia blooms look amazing in any color.

39. Portulaca

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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.

41. Freesia

Botanical Name: Freesia

Many admire the fragrance of freesia. We even listed it as one of the best-scented flowers.

42.  Carolina Jasmine

Types of Yellow Flowers
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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.

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