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Yellow Flowers – 10 Best Choices

Yellow Flowers – 10 Best Choices

Yellow represents happiness and optimism. It is a perfect choice to enhance the colour palette of any space, even your home garden.

Yellow flowers are ideal for creating a bright and cheerful colour scheme in your home garden.

Yellow flowers are one of the most beautiful house plants as they perfectly complement the green foliage and other white, blue, red, or orange flowers.

We have selected some of the brightest and prettiest yellow flowers to share with you in this article. We have also shared care tips and possible problems for each of them to help you achieve your home garden goals.

Yellow flowers are available in different hues and shades. You can choose from a wide variety of flowers such as Sunflowers or Pansies for your garden.

Most of them need full sun or partial shade and are planted in well-drained soil to ensure healthy growth. Whatever is your garden style or preference, there is a yellow flower for you.

 

 

SUNFLOWERS

Yellow Flowers - Sunflowers

Yellow Flowers – Sunflowers

With large attractive blooms on a tall stem, sunflowers serve as a bold and bright accessory in your garden space.

Large yellow petals fan out from a dark disc-like centre to form beautiful yellow sunflowers.

They can grow up to 12’ (30cm) with the blooms measuring between 8 inches and 12 inches (20-30cm). Sunflowers are perfect summer flowers and start to bloom around august.

Choosing the right location and soil for planting the sunflowers in your garden is crucial for proper growth. Choose a sunny spot, where direct sunlight is accessible for 6 to 8 hours.  

These tall plants also provide shade for other plants.

Sunflowers need well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 7.5. Plant them in late spring when the soil temperature is between 15 to 21 degrees Celcius after the spring frost has passed.

Prepare the soil by adding fertilizer and compost to the top 6 inches of the garden soil bed to have strong root growth. Plant the seeds 1 to 1-½ inch deep with a spacing of 6 inches.

If you are planting in rows, make sure to keep 2 to 3 feet space between rows. 

 

How to take care of Sunflowers

Cover the sunflower plant and water it regularly until the seeds sprout within 7 to 10 days.

Sunflowers need frequent light watering to keep the soil moisture before germination.

They need deep, regular watering for 20 days before and after the flowering to encourage root growth. In the growing season, water the top 6 inches of the soil.

Weed control is essential to ensure moisture and nutrition.

Add up to 4 inches of organic mulch to the soil.

Sunflowers usually don’t require fertilizers, but to provide necessary nutrients, you can add a granular basic fertilizer. Better nutrition leads to large flowers.

Make sure you do not overdo the fertilizing, it will delay flowering.

Mildew and rusts are the common fungal diseases for sunflowers.

Mildew can create mottling and pale areas on the upper leaf surface and mould growth on the underside.

Due to this disease, the leaves wilt and die. Rust will first appear on the upper leaf as yellow or white spots.

It may spread to the stems and flowers, causing distorted growth. You can spray garden fungicides to protect healthy plants but remove the infected plants to avoid the spread of disease. 

 

YELLOW EVENING PRIMROSE

Yellow Evening Primrose

Yellow Evening Primrose

 

Primroses are the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring. They are a popular choice for gardening in extremely cold areas since they can blossom even during freezing temperatures.

The attractive yellow flowers of primrose open only in the evening.

The yellow evening primrose is a fragrant, lemon-scented flower that blooms from summer to fall. You can plant them in groups with other contrasting flowers to enhance the beauty of the garden. 

Sow the seeds in fall or early spring to have full blooms from June through September.

This perennial is valuable for its ability to grow in poor soils and tolerance for sandy or gravelly soils.

It grows best in full sun. Provide moist, organic-rich, and well-drained soils of 6.5 pH for primroses.

Ensure 4 to 6 inches depth for the seeds, and the spacing between the seed should be 6 to 12 inches.

 

How to take care of Yellow Evening Primrose

Water your primroses throughout the summer; once a week or more during hot weather.

Primroses should be fertilized every month during spring or early summer with a balanced 10-10-10 granular fertilizer.

Add 2 tablespoons of fertilizer for every 10 square feet of the garden bed.

Primroses are prone to botrytis and yellow asters. You can prevent botrytis by ensuring proper air circulation for the plants.

Avoid over-watering in the cold season. You can spray the affected plants with a fungicide.

The plant may have yellow asters if the growth has restricted or yellow, strap-shaped leaves are appearing. You have to dispose of the primroses affected by yellow aster.

 

DAYLILY

Daylily

Daylily

 

These charming flowers are a remarkable addition to gardens and landscapes.

These easy to grow perennials attract butterflies and hummingbirds, which makes them a good option for garden covers, beds, and borders.

Daylilies last only for one day, can grow to 30 inches tall, tolerate humidity, and summer heat. The 4 inches long pale yellow flowers are sweetly fragrant and bloom in early summer.

When planted at an ideal spot, daylilies can withstand different soil conditions and bloom in your garden for years with minimum care. 

They should be planted in early spring or fall with the full sun for best growth. Choose a spot for your daylilies, where they will receive sunlight for at least 6 hours.

Daylilies require minimum care, but you should amend the soil with compost when planting them for the first time.

When planting in groups, dig one-foot deep hole and space the plants 12 inches to 18 inches apart.

 

How to take care of Daylilies

Keep them well watered and mulch with bark or straw to prevent weeds. Mulch will help the plant in establishing a strong root system, and protect from harsh winters.

For healthy blooms and more leaves, remove the yellow dead leaves regularly in the blooming season.

Using an extended-release fertilizer will help the plant repeat-flowering throughout the season.

Inspect your daylilies frequently for pests and diseases. Better sanitation will keep the daylilies free of pests.

You can protect the plant from aphids or thrips by spraying with an all-purpose chemical or organic insecticide.

 

MARIGOLDS

Marigolds

Marigolds

 

Marigolds are a classic choice as warm-weather flowers. They are ideal as container and bedding plants with a wide variety of tones of yellow and orange that bloom in spring, summer, and fall.

They are the most cheerful, easy to grow, and care annuals that can withstand hot summers. They germinate within a few days and bloom in about 8 weeks.

Plant the marigolds in soil with a neutral 6.5 pH and choose a spot where full sunshine is available.

Sow the seeds directly in the garden when the soil is warm in spring.  The seeds sprout within days in warm weather and bloom in about 8 weeks.

They grow well in any soil, but moderately fertile and well-drained soil is preferred. Prepare the soil by digging about 6 inches and remove any stones.

Sow the seeds with 1-inch spacing and within the 1-inch depth.

 

How to take care of Marigolds

Water them well at the roots during growth season. A small quantity of mulch will help the marigolds to conserve water and creates a neat look for the planting area.

You can add a slow-release granular fertilizer to improve growth.  Don’t water the marigolds from the top, avoid overwatering, it can cause root rots.

Allow the soil to dry between waterings, then water thoroughly.

Deadheading the marigolds will improve the appearance of the plant and increase blooming later in the season.

Like other plants, this beautiful plant is also susceptible to yellow aster. Fungicide can help in controlling marigold diseases caused by the fungus, along with avoiding over-irrigation.

 

BEGONIA ‘NONSTOP YELLOW ‘

BEGONIA ‘NONSTOP YELLOW ‘

Begonia ‘Nonstop Yellow ‘

 

This annual plant grows well in warm and humid temperatures.  The spectacular flowers with bright yellow petals resemble roses and continuously bloom from late spring to frost.

They are easy to grow, do not require deadheading, and are hot weather resistant.

They form a bushy collection of 8-12 inches tall plants. For better growth,  should be planted in fertile, moist and well-drained soil with partial shade.

Provide good air-circulation but protect them from strong winds. Plant them with 5 inches spacing in the upper soil layer as they rot in deep soil.

You can also plant them indoors 4-6 weeks ahead of transplanting them outdoors to have early blooms.

 

How to take care of Begonia

If you provide good care and nutrition, they will beautify your garden throughout spring and summer. Water the begonias regularly.

The soil should be kept moist for better growth but not wet or soggy. Add a balanced fertilizer once a month, according to instructions on the plant label.

Prune by removing the faded or dead flowers to encourage blooms.

They are prone to a disease called powdery mildew. Spots of white or grayish powder-like growth indicate powdery mildew.

Avoid overhead watering and remove the infected plants to reduce the spread of infection. You can also prevent this disease by improving air circulation. 

 

YELLOW ROSES

Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses

 

Roses are the queens of the flower garden. They are the most adored and popular flowers in the flower kingdom.

Yellow roses stand out in any garden setting or provide a splash of colour as an indoor pot plant. They can even grow to 6 feet tall bushes.

Roses enjoy a pH of 6 – 6.9, with 6.5 being an ideal. Plant your roses in a sunny location and fertilize them regularly.

Plant the crown of your roses at ground level for mild climates, whereas 2 – 3 inches below ground level for cold climates. 

The ideal time to plant roses is in spring after the last frost. For healthy flower-adorned bushes, roses require six to eight hours of sunlight daily.

If you live in a hot area, make sure to protect the roses from the hot afternoon sun. They flourish when planted in well-drained soil enriched with nutrients.

For heavy clayey soils, improve drainage by mixing compost, peat moss, and organic matter.

If you are planting several rose bushes, plant them with 3 ft spacing to provide room for growth. Dig a deep hole in the soil, fill the hole with the improved soil, and a slow-release fertilizer.

 

How to take care of Yellow Roses

Fertilize the rose bush regularly during the growing season to produce impressive flowers. Rosed do well in moist soil so water wisely throughout the growing season. Water them every week, make sure you water at soil level, not the leaves or foliage.

You can add mulch to the soil bed to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Cut the roses in the evening or the morning when they are fresh and hydrated for harvesting.

Wet leaves cause diseases like powdery mildew and black spots. Frequently spray the yellow roses with an anti-fungal spray designed for roses. Black spots are the most common disease for roses.

 

YELLOW PANSIES

Yellow Pansies

Yellow Pansies

 

Pansies are great for spring and fall gardens. Yellow pansies have heart-shaped over-lapping petals. They prefer cool weather and fill your garden with colour and subtle fragrance.

They are easy to grow, recommended for beginners and provide a long flowering season. Pansies usually spread 9 to 12 inches and get 6 to 9 inches tall. 

Early spring or fall is the perfect time to plant pansies. They grow best when the soil temperature is 7 to 18 degrees Celcius.

The seeds germinate slowly anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks, depending on temperature.

Plant the pansy seeds in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.4 – 5.8. The ideal location for pansies is where they will get the full, direct morning sun but will be protected from the harsh afternoon heat.

Dig deep and add a balanced fertilizer before planting to give necessary nutrients.

You can create a 3 inches layer of organic matter, compost on the planting bed for better growth. Keep 7 to 12 inches spacing between pansies while planting them in groups.

 

How to take care of Pansies

Consistent moisture is necessary for soft and full blossoms. You should water the pansies regularly in the growing season but avoid excessive watering as the roots will not tolerate soggy soil.

You can even add an all-purpose fertilizer to help the pansies grow well. Remove the dead flowers to enable the plant to produce more flowers and extend the blooming season.

In cold regions, allowing the soil to dry also helps the pansies to harden and tolerate cold. In blossoming season, add mulch to protect soil moisture and discourage weed growth.

Check your plants regularly for diseases, identifying problems early makes treatment easy. Pansies are prone to mosaic viruses, downy mildew, and rust.

Destroy the infected leaves and flowers to avoid the spread of disease. Clean the flowering bed at the end of the flowering season.

 

BUTTERCUP RANUNCULUS

Buttercup Ranunculus

Buttercup Ranunculus

 

Buttercup Ranunculus is a marvellous flower that blooms from early spring until the beginning of summer.

The fluffy petals and colour varieties are guaranteed to add a decorative touch to the garden. These beautiful flowers are cherished for their bright coloured petals and long vase life.

Their height varies anywhere from 16 to 24 inches, and the blooms may vary from 3 inches to 6 inches. You can also use seeds to grow ranunculus.

Place the seeds in a moistened mixture of compost; do not cover the seeds with soil.

Maintain the moisture content in the soil, and small plants will grow within 2 to 3 weeks. The buttercup ranunculus will bloom in June and July.

Ranunculus love well-drained soil with rich nutrients and a pH of 6 – 7. Select an elevated position for your ranunculus where they can receive 6 hours of sunlight.

Each bulb is planted at a depth of 2 to 2- ½ inches with 4 inches spacing between them.  Prepare the soil with a 1 – 2 inches layer of organic matter and fertilizer intended for bulbs (with half strength of manufacturers recommendation).

Make sure to thoroughly water the soil one day before planting the ranunculus.

 

How to take care of Ranunculus

Ranunculus starts blooming in 90 days. Water soil right after plantation, but avoid watering until sprouts emerge to prevent rot.

During the growing season, water and feed the plant every 10 to 14 days. After the first foliage, you need to water them once a week.

Ranunculus are vulnerable to freezing, therefore cover the soil with a mulch layer to protect the flowers from cold.   

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of ranunculus pests and diseases to keep your flowers healthy. Small green insects called aphids feed on the sap in the stem of ranunculus.

When infected, the plant damages and has faded discoloured leaves. Aphids can be prevented and removed by spraying the flowers with a mixture of dish soap and water.

Powdery mildew is a grey or black powder on your plants that can be treated by removing the infected plants and altering watering habits.

Ensure the ranunculus is getting adequate sun, air circulation, and water them early in the morning.

 

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan

 

These sunny flowers radiate happiness and are one of the most popular wildflowers. Daisy-like black-eyed Susan grows 3 feet tall with yellow or orange petals and a dark brownish-black centre.

They flourish all summer, providing bright yellow flowers and foliage. For best germination, sow the seeds when the soil temperature is 21 degrees Celcius.

The sprouts will start growing in 7 to 15 days. These flowers enjoy full sun but will grow in partial sun as well. They can withstand tough conditions but prefer fertile soil with neutral pH.

 

How to take care of Black-eyed Susan

Proper watering is essential for healthy growth. Check your plants and soil regularly to make sure they don’t dry out.

Black-eyed Susans need frequent deadheading to prolong the blooming and slow the spread. They bloom from late July until the first frost.

Like many other plants, black-eyed Susan is also affected by powdery mildew. You can start an antifungal treatment if the upper leaves are turning brown.

You have to also look after this plant against the threat of snails, slugs, and aphids by thoroughly inspecting the plants.

 

DAHLIA ‘YELLOW STAR’ 

Dahlia ‘Yellow Star’ 

Dahlia ‘Yellow Star’

 

The yellow star is a majestic, eye-catching dahlia with rich yellow blossoms. Dahlias bloom from July until frost. They grow 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. Plant the dahlia in a location where it will get 6 hours of sun.

Dig a 4 to 6 inches deep hole and work compost, all-purpose fertilizer in the soil before planting dahlias.

Place the tubers horizontally in warm and well-drained soil with 18 inches spacing. The pH level of the soil should be 6.5 – 7.

 

How to take care of Dahlias

Avoid watering right after planting if the soil is already moist.  When the dahlias are established, water them 3 times a week for about 30-60 min.

If you are located in a hot area, the dahlias may need more water. When the plant is 8 inches tall, you should add a fertilizer twice in a month to enhance plant growth.

Once they reach 12 inches, pinch the plant to increase branches and blooms.

Powdery mildew and grey mould are the most common dahlia diseases. Reducing excessive watering will prevent these fungal issues.

Dahlias are vulnerable to stem rot if they are planted in poorly drained soggy soil.

Proper spacing between plants and maintaining soil conditions is also crucial for disease control.

Snail and slugs will eat the dahlia sprouts, check your plants regularly, and use baiting during the growing season.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is my plant dying?

Plant health is affected if it receives too much or too little of something. There could be several reasons for dying plants. Some of the possible reason are listed below with their solutions:

Overwatering – wilted, brown leaves

Keep away from direct sunlight and water lightly. You can even consider replanting in fresh soil.

Underwatering – dry brown leaves and dry soil

Place the plant in a humid area and water well. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Too much sun – dark or bleached patches with dry leaves

Move your plant to a shaded area and trim the dry foliage. Water the plant well maintain soil moisture.

 

What is the best fertilizer for Dahlias?

Fertilizers are the secret to improve soil and increase flower blooms. You should choose a fertilizer according to instructions on the plant label.

Low nitrogen fertilizers are best for dahlias. Fertilizers with a high percentage of potassium and phosphorus are recommended, for example, 5-10-10 or 10-20-20.

Using a high nitrogen fertilizer will overfeed the dahlias and cause weak stems, small blooms. The first application of the fertilizer should be within 30 days after planting.

 

How to harvest Sunflower seed?

Sunflowers are ready to be harvested when the petals become dry and start falling. The green base of the head turns yellow and brown to indicate the seeds are ready to be harvested.

You can cover the sunflower head with netting or paper sack to catch the seeds. Once the seeds are dry, cut the head with sharp scissors or pruners.

To take the seeds, rub the sunflower head against each other or rub your hand over the seeded area. Make sure to store the seeds in an airtight container.

 

Conclusion

Who doesn’t love yellow flowers? Yellow flowers are just beautiful. Think of a field full of sunflowers. Yellow is a mix between orange and green and gives you this extra warm and fuzzy feeling.

What better to get into this mood whenever you step into your garden? Well with the 10 best yellow flowers and how to care for them you should now have all you need to plant a seed of yellow across your garden.

What is your favourite yellow flower? Tell us in the comment section.

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