58 yellow flowers, plants and houseplants for spring and summer

Lisa Walden
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Photo credit: aimintang/Dobbies Garden Centre
Photo credit: aimintang/Dobbies Garden Centre

From Country Living

Glorious spring days are on the horizon. From lighter mornings to golden-yellow blooms bursting into colour, it's a season of hope, new beginnings and brighter days ahead.

To help you add a little colour to your outdoor space, resident gardening expert and Horticultural Director at Dobbies Garden Centres, Marcus Eyles, has uncovered the best yellow flowers to plant in spring and summer. Inspired by Pantone's Illuminating Colour of the Year 2021, these blooming lovely ideas will help you brighten up your garden in no time.


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Photo credit: Jacky Parker Photography - Getty Images

Hardy plants are best for the spring season as they can withstand low temperatures, especially those in England. As well as this, spring is the perfect time to plant bedding plants and to get your hands on some gorgeous houseplants, too. Take a look at Marcus' suggestions below...

Hardy plants

1. Forsythia 'Lynwood'

2. Acer 'Orange Dream'

3. Escallonia 'Gold Ellen'

4. Cytisus 'All Gold'

5. Diosma 'Sunset Gold'

6. Euonymous 'Emerald & Gold'

7. Halimium libanotis

8. Philadelphus 'Aureus'

9. Sambucus 'Sutherland Gold'

Bedding plants

10. Primrose Veristar Lemon/Yellow & Primula Belarina Butter Yellow (both new for 2021)

11. Primrose Yellow Orange Eye

12. Pansy Golden Yellow

13. Viola Yellow with Blotch

14. Kinder Young Plant Collection - Yellow Delight

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Photo credit: the_burtons - Getty Images

Grow Your Own

15. Tomato Sungold

16. Tomato Tumbler Yellow

17. Capsicum Sweet Yellow Bell

18. Beetroot Golden

19. Courgette Golden

20. Onion Yellow Globe

21. Chilli Pepper Habanero Yellow (new)


22. Schefflera – Gold variegated

23. Calathea – Gold variegated

24. Kalanchoe Yellow

25. Draceana 'Lemon Lime'


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Photo credit: RiverNorthPhotography

Usher in summer goodness into your home and garden with a host of bright and beautiful plants. From head-turning yellow roses to sweet peppers, take a look at how to make your outdoor space a haven of colour this summer...

Hardy plants

26. Choisya 'Sundance'; Roses – yellow

27. Phyllostachys 'Aureus'

28. Berberis 'Maria'

29. Coprosma 'Lemon & Lime'

30. Fuchsia 'Genii'

31. Hypericum 'Hidcote'

32. Phormium 'Yellow Wave'

33. Potentilla 'Gold Star'

34. Spiraea 'Magic Carpet'

35. Yucca 'Bright Star'

Bedding plants

36. Calibrachoa

37. Marguerite Yellow

38. Sanvitalia 'Golden Crown'

39. Osteospermum 'Voltage Yellow'

40. Osteospermum 'Tradewinds Yellow'

41. Nemesia 'Aroma Heart of Gold'

42. Argyranthemum 'Madeira Crested Yellow'

43. Marigold Zenith Gold

44. Marigold Lemon Zest

45. Begonia 'Sunpleasure Yellow' (new)

46. Granvia – Gold (new)

47. Marigold Big Top

48. Zinnia 'Zahara Yellow'

49. Antirrhinum 'Sonnet Yellow'

50. Lantana 'Bandana Yellow'

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Photo credit: Gulâ Saripova / EyeEm - Getty Images

Grow Your Own

51. Courgette Gold Rush

52. Sweet Pepper Golda


53. Phalaenopsis Orchid – Yellow

54. Begonia Yellow

55. Croton Gold variegated

56. Dieffenbachia – Yellow variegated

57. Citrus trees – Lemon

58. Scindapsis 'Gold Queen'

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