A selection of
Yellow flowering shrubs and perennials.
For your garden planning. Many plants with yellow flowers, flower
quite early in the growing season - but not all.
Yellow flowering plants are generally not known or
popular for their scent - though many have slight
We list here, most of the common yellow flowered plants and exclude
some of the rather more specialised plants such as the Yellow Flowered
Magnolia Yellow Fever, Yellow River, Canarybird and the like.
This list of plants with yellow flowers is set to run for a
long time. If we omit your favourite - then please let us know!
we will be please to add any that have genuine yellow flowers.
Roses - which have their own specific section on this site - of
course have hundreds of different varieties/cultivars with
Top Left then
clockwise.... Forsythia Lynwood,
Fremontodendron, Kerria japonica,
Brachyglottis, Ligularia, Lamium,
then clockwise = Lysichiton,
Alyssum, Alchemilla, Erysimum.
Other plants and shrubs with Yellow
Roses - Many hybrid Tea and Floribunda
roses together with shrub roses such as
Rosa Canarybird, the best of the yellow
climbing roses - Rose Golden Showers. Rose
Arthur bell is an old favourite - and
rightly so. R Graham Thomas being one of
the better shrub roses.
Jasminum nudiflorum has bright golden
yellow flowers - and in mid winter.
Geum Lady Strathedon, and G reptans. G.
reptans being as its name suggests - a low
growing perennial with bright gold yellow
flowers for a long period.
Potentilla Shrubby types and also some of
the perennials have yellow flowers.
Calendula Lemon Queen - one of the better
English marigolds, that re-seeds itself. A
Erythronium Pagoda is a good early
Erysimum Breedon and E Moonlight are two
long flowering wallflowers.
Euphorbia polychroma and E. charachias
Lambrook Gold should also be considered.
Iris danfordiae for a bit of low growing
early yellow. Follow these with some of
the larger upright Flag Irises.
Alyssum 'saxatile' - for rock garden or
border front in early spring
Eranthis 'hymalis' - Winter Aconite - is
one of the earliest - or latest yellows.
Depends whether flowering in December or
Inula 'hookerii' or I. 'magnifica' would
find a place in any yellow plans I had. As
Rudbeckia goldsturm - and others -
especially the tall growing R Herbstonne.
Heleniums - of which there are many would
be represented by the super Helenium Lemon
Helianthus x multiflora Soliel d' Or is a
Mahonias would finish the year off -
Mahonia x media Lionel Fortescue
Primula veris - The Cowslip would find
its way under a tree or in a rough grass
Rhododendron luteum - for the yellow
flowers and that scent! Also some of the
deciduous Azaleas, and of course
Rhododendron 'Yellow Hammer'
Verbascum Arctic Summer - a right yellow
showing up against the downy silver
That's a good start. Have fun and let us
know if you have a favourite that we have
This email will spur us into action.
Other Areas of
specific interest |
for Shaded Areas |
Plants with Pink Flowers |
Plants for Damp Soil |
for Dry Banks |
By David Hughes -