Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yellow in our garden

The power of color yellow! The color of the sun! The color of gold! The color of richness! The color for jealousy?!
I love the color yellow in the garden! Of course I do! I was born under the sign of Leo! But have you ever taken the time to look at the intricate forms and the details of many kinds of yellow flowers?

Yellow blooms come in our garden as early as March:

Winter aconite or Eranthis Hyemalis - March
Dutch Master Daffodils - March

Forsythia intermedia "Lynwood Gold" - March

Celandine Poppy or Stylophorum Diphyllum - March

Dogtooth violet or Yellow trout-lily or Erythronium americanum (wild flower)- April

Epimedium Sulphureum - April

English Primula  - unknown variety

Glossy-leaf Oregon-grape holly or Mahonia aquifoloium - April



Daffodil "Tahiti" - April

Tulip Kaufmanniana "Chopin"

Fritillaria imperialis Lutea - May

Lamiastrum galeobdolon "Herman's Pride" -May

Leopard's Bane or Doronicum Orientale - May

English primulas - May

Corydalis lutea  is a woodland perennial - May to October

Yellow Rose of Texas or Kerria japonica Plentiflora -April to June

Tree peony Yellow - May

Iris Yellow Flag - May

Globeflower or Trollius  "Golden Monarch"- May to June

Lady's Mantle or Alchemila - June


Miniature Moneywort or Lysmachia japonica "Minutissima" - May

Bird's Foot Trefoil or Lotus corniculatus pleniflorus - May

Variegated loosetrife or Lysmachia punctata "Golden Alexander" - June

Rosa Sunny Knock Out® - June to October

Sundrops or Oenothera - June

Dense-flowering loosetrife or Lysmachia congestiflora - annual

Daylily - unknow variety

Thickseed or Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' - June
Yellow moss stonecrop - June

Coreopsis lanceolata - June

Yarrow or Achillea "Terra Cotta" - June

Daylily or Hemerocallis "Stella D'Oro"  - July

Daylily or Hemerocallis "Parian China" - July

Goldmoss Stonecrop or Sedum acre - June

Daylily or Hemerocallis "Forecast" - July

Stonecrop or Sedum reflexum "Blue Spruce" - June

Ligularia "The Rocket" - July

Stonecrop or Sedum rupestre "Angelina" - July 
Did you know that all Stonecrop or sedums are Deer Resistant? I wish that they were slug resistant as well!

Black Eye Susan or Rudbekia fulgida- August to September

 Lollipop plant or 
False Sunflower or Heliopsis "Loraine Sunshine" - July to September

Bigleaf Ligularia or Ligularia dentata "Britt-Marie Crawford"

Yellow Waxbells or Kirengeshoma koreana - September

Sunflower Mammoth

Dendranthema or Chrysantemum "Harmony" - October to late November

I hope that you enjoyed this post about Yellow Plant Portraits! For other color plants, click Plant Portraits by color under the bottom Labels section of this post to see all previous posts in this category.


  1. Perfect color to immerse myself in on a totally greary (gray and rainy) day. Thanks for the spirit picker upper. You have, without a doubt, an amazing diversity of plant material.

    1. Thanks Michaele! What is your favorite yellow flower in your garden?

  2. Beautiful yellows! Matches our sunshine today.

    1. Thanks Grannie May! We envy you for better weather on the west coast! This winter is madness!