Sources of light and heat, they have the power to attract all eyes and make your garden glow. From pale yellow, to buttery, vanilla, canary, through the pretty golden yellow that brightens the beds, and enchants the borders, you’re bound to find the right shoe for you! Here is our selection of 10 tall plants with yellow flowers, that you can adopt without waiting in the garden.
10 tall plants with yellow flowers
1. The Sunflower
The sunflower (Helianthus annuus), also called “sun”, which turns with the sun, always finds its place in the garden, in the back of the massif, because of its large size (up to 8 ft), but it is also appreciated for making luminous bouquets with its very honey-like flower heads.
Helianthus annuus ‘Russian Giant’ is particularly appreciated for its yellow flower heads up to 10 inches in diameter and its large size (10 ft) as well as Helianthus annuus ‘Teddy Bear’ for its limited size (3 ft) and its yellow pompom flowers.
2. The Mimosa
With bloom only yellow, the mimosa (Acacia) likes especially in the regions of the French Riviera where the winters are soft allowing a winter bloom which embalms. It is a small tree with feathery leaves that can also be installed in a hedge or a tub that will have to be tucked in to avoid frost in cold regions.
The Acacia dealbata ‘Mirandole’ is more hardy and has a fast growth rate.
3. The Forsythia
Winter has not yet said its last word that already the flowers of Forsythia develop before the leaves: with its golden yellow, 4-petalled, tray-shaped flowers with a narrow tube, which appear in February or March, Forsythia marks the awakening of spring. It stands out perfectly in a flowering hedge, especially as it is very hardy. However, it supports very well the culture in vats.
4. The Corydale
A little exoticism with the radiant Corydale “Plume de Canarias”, a real “Flower Machine” for all those who want to give a touch of sparkle to the shady areas of their garden. Its fern-like, blue-green, serrated foliage enhances the contrast with its striking, tubular, yellow “Canary” flowers.
It has several uses, from ground cover, which spreads slowly thanks to runners, to the pretty flower basket, to the decoration of small shaded walls.
Its flowering, from May to July, will be long in cool and well-drained soil, and under cool climate too.
The intense heat of the summer could take it over, and make it go into dormancy. But don’t worry, it will bloom again in autumn. Beware however of frost!
5. The Cytise
The laburnum (Laburnum) offers an elegant port with an abundant golden yellow flowering in long hanging clusters in April and May. The flowers look a little like those of peas. The growth of this deciduous tree is fast and its ample and flexible bearing gives it a suitable place in the background of a bed or isolated on a lawn.
Be careful, all parts of the cytis are poisonous.
6. The winter jasmine
With its flattened and solitary bright yellow flowers that also appear before the foliage, winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) is a hardy deciduous shrub with arched stems that can be climbed but without tendrils.
We like it for its winter bloom from December to March, which puts a touch of color in the garden, very appreciable.
7. Russell’s Phlomis
Sumptuous perennial groundcover, easy to grow, and requiring little maintenance, the Phlomis russeliana is the plant that every lazy gardener likes to have in his garden! Native to Turkey, it grows on the edge of woods and forests, at the foot of conifers, which gives a strong hardiness (up to -20 degrees).
It offers, on its downy foliage in the form of decorative grey-green rosettes, several whorls of rigid flowers arranged in tiers of a beautifully shaded yellow! Indeed the flowers bloom, from June to August, from the center to the outside, the upper lip dressed in a creamy yellow, while the lower lip is adorned with a bright yellow.
All in discretion, it hides the decomposition of its old leaves under the new ones for an always clean and elegant aspect.
It will blossom in sunny to mid-shade exposure, in rich, cool, draining soil without excess water.
8. St. John’s wort
Here are small, hardy shrubs that are easy to grow and offer a golden yellow bloom with prominent stamens from early summer to fall, followed by an often abundant fruiting. The St. John’s wort (Hypericum) has an evergreen or semi-persistent foliage and can make an excellent ground cover for slopes or rocky outcrops.
Among the very many species, Hypericum calycinum is loved for its runners that allow it to spread quickly and its bright yellow flowers that last a long time.
9. The bidens
The Bidens is a perennial that doesn’t like the cold! With its simple flowers in golden yellow star-shaped flower heads of 1 inch diameter, and its bushy spreading and semi-drooping habit, the bidens is the ideal plant for raised beds, pots, hanging baskets or summer beds.
Its very fine foliage, cut out tender green adds lightness to this pretty flowered plant cultivated in annual. You will find especially Bidens ferulifolia which is declined in quantity of hybrids all more flowering the ones than the others!
10. The Yellow Digital
Elegant perennial with a slender silhouette, the Digitalis lutea is distinguished by its longevity in addition to its remarkable bell-shaped elongated pale yellow flowers erected on thin stems.
It blooms abundantly from June to August, offering the spectacle of a graphic marvel to contemplate. The yellow Digitale is also very hardy, above -15 degrees.
Originally dug up in the undergrowth, it nevertheless likes the sun. The fresh and dry soils, rich in humus and filtering are its favorites.
Yellow flowers in a garden bring a luminosity that can only seduce us. You have only the embarrassment of the choice to find those which you will need. Whether you have a green thumb or not, you will see that among all the varieties, you will certainly find your favorite one, the one that will embellish your garden or your terrace.