Favorite Yellow Flowers
Wake up a sleepy garden with a burst of gold.
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Indian Summer black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer') is a flower garden workhorse. From midsummer to frost, this rugged, easy-to-grow plant produces masses of long-lasting golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with contrasting brown centers. The flowers are excellent for cutting.
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Bearing yellow or orange daisy-like flowers through the summer and into fall, Kelway golden marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria 'Kelwayi') is a cheerful perennial for the cut flower or border garden. The abundant blooms are held aloft on sturdy, long stems that reach up to 3 feet tall.
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Also called butter-and-eggs, yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) produces snapdragon-like flower spikes in early spring. Its vigorous growth has landed it on the "noxious weed list" in some states; where it is allowed, it should be planted in an enclosed area where its extensive root system can be controlled.
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The tulip tree (Liriodendron) is a large, fast-growing tree best suited to large spaces. Its yellow show comes twice: yellow blooms in late spring and golden leaf color in the fall.
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A long-flowering vine, canary creeper (Tropaeolum peregrinum) is a perennial in the far South, and grown as an annual farther north. It will clamber over supporting structures, and blooms from summer to fall.
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The Yellow Border
If you like yellow flowers, why not make a border of them? There are many easy-to-grow perennials that will bring sunshine to your garden, including daylilies (Hemerocallis) and ox-eye daisy (Heliopsis helianthoides), shown here at the peak of their summer display.