10 Beautiful Types of Yellow Flowers for Your Backyard

There is something so sunny and cheery about yellow flowers that they can make you instantly smile when you see them, which is why it’s no wonder that they’re one of the most popular color choices of flowers when it comes to planting flowers in the yard. Yellow flowers can brighten even the dullest of gardens, or dreariest of areas in the backyard, and with so many different types of yellow flowers to choose from, you are sure to find the most perfect selection for your type of soil, gardening experience, and personal taste in appearances of flowers. Many of the varieties of flowers can be planted together to create an explosion of yellow hues throughout your yard. If you want to keep the beauty of a cheerful yellow flower garden going on all summer long, mix and match varieties so that you are never without bursts of sunshine in your garden, and add some varieties that offer you a beautiful fragrance to enjoy with them as well. For more information on beautiful yellow flowers that would do well in your backyard, here are ten beautiful types of yellow flowers for your backyard that can help you plan your garden for next season.

1. Daffodil

Daffodils can be found just about anywhere. You will often even see them filling the median along highways. They are bright, cheery, and there are hundreds of different varieties to choose from. Some of the varieties are highly fragrant, so if you want your backyard to be filled with fragrance, find the variety that puts off a great scent. The daffodil is also a great flower for yards that often see deer and rabbits because these critters are not fans of this flower. Your daffodils will not be destroyed by unwanted guests.

2. Sunflowers

There are few flowers more recognizable as the beautiful, cheery sunflower; one of the most popular yellow flowers that are not only popular for the average home gardener, but for those who compete in flower shows. The sunflower is one of the largest breeds of flowers, growing anywhere between 3 to 12 feet tall, depending on the variety of the plant. The sunflower is most recognized for its very large head and dark centers full of seeds. These stunning yellow flowers are a great way to cheer up any backyard, especially if you love to attract butterflies.

3. Yellow Pansies

Pansies are a cool season annual flower that will bloom and wow you all through the fall. There are so many different colors of pansies, but if you are looking to add some cheerful yellow to your backyard, yellow pansies are sure to please. The great thing about pansies is that they do well in either a pot or planted directly in the ground, so you can have them in several locations in your backyard to continue the cheerful yellow colors from your yard, on up to your patio area.

4. Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan flowers are similar in looks to the sunflower, with the yellow petals and dark centers, although they boast softer yellow petals and a less seedy center. These short-lived perennial flowers are eye-catchers with their striking contrasting colors, and the yellow can vary in softer hues of yellow, to more golden hues. These are a favorite flower to cut for flower arrangements, so if you love to cut your fresh flowers to bring them in the house to enjoy, this is the perfect flower to home grow yourself.

5. Coreopsis

Coreopsis flowers are beautiful yellow flowers with dark, bleeding looking centers that will beautify your backyard during the summer months. It’s a favorite yellow flower to grow due to this breed’s compact mounding habit and for the fact that it will supply you with beauty all summer long. This yellow beauty tends to grow about 18 inches tall and 18 inches wide. To get the best blooms, plant these flowers in full sun and make sure the soil is well-drained.

6. Yellow Yarrow

You can’t go wrong with Yarrow. This is a hearty flower that is easy to grow, and hard to kill, which means that if you are not quite the avid gardener, this is a good learning experience flower for you. The Yarrow grows all through the summer months and will give you lots of cheery yellow blooms over and over. If you love to use your fresh-grown flowers for arts and crafts, these are easy to dry and use in your crafting projects.

7. Daylilly

Daylillys are some of the most brilliant yellow flowers. They are happy and cheery, and the perfect backyard flower if you love flowers that are easy to grow and will bloom and re-bloom for many weeks during the summer months. These flowers grow from 1-4 feet tall, depending on which variety you get, and you should find a full sun area of your yard to plant them to get the best results. They also prefer well-draining soil in order to grow vibrant and healthy.

8. Marigolds

Who doesn’t know what a Marigold is? It’s a beautifully shaped flower head that looks like a burst of bold yellow (almost gold) just exploded on a stem. These are also highly scented flowers, so they will not only bring a beautiful yellow color to your backyard, but a beautiful fragrance. These flowers have been known for their symbolic nature, too. They represent courage, passion, jealousy and exuberance. Very powerful flowers in many ways.

9. California Poppy

California poppies are easy-to-grow and hard to destruct, which makes them some of the most favorite flowers for all types of gardeners. They are also known for their many different colors, but the yellow version of this flower is quite striking, with its soft, yellow petals that also boast a deep orange that starts on the petals and moves inward toward the center. These annual bloomers are vigorous and bushy, and they will only open completely when in full sun.

10. Golden Touch Lantana

Lantana looks soft and fluffy, and the yellow version of this plant is almost golden in color, hence the name, Golden Touch Lantana. This flower has a fluffy head of yellow blooms and dark rich green stem and leaves, and they stay bloomed all throughout the summer months. These flowers are also great attractions for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, so if you love to watch activity buzzing around your backyard, this is a great flower to plant.


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