Tag Archives: yellow

Eschscholzia californica ‘Lemon Bush’ (Thai Silk Series)


Eschscholzia can be annuals or perennials, with finely divided leaves and solitary, long-stalked, poppy-like yellow, orange or red flowers, followed by conspicuous long seed-pods

‘Lemon Bush’ is a compact annual to 30cm, with dissected blue-green leaves and semi-double light lemon-yellow flowers 5cm wide, the fluted petals paler on the reverse

Common Name: California poppy ‘Lemon Bush’
Family: Papaveraceae
Color flower: Pale Yellow in Summer
Hardiness: H3 (half hardy – unheated greenhouse/mild winter)
Color foliage: Blue and Green in Spring and Summer
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Generally pest free
Pruning: Cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Will thrive in poor, well-drained soil but they need full sun for the flowers to open. Can be grown as a drought-tolerant pot plant. Good for exposed or coastal areas
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants


Achillea filipendulina ‘Cloth of Gold’


Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads

‘Cloth of Gold’ is a tall, robust perennial to 1.8m, with divided foliage, and large, flattened heads of bright yellow flowers. Good for drying

Common Name: yarrow ‘Cloth of Gold’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Yellow in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Can get aphids
Pruning: Cut back untidy foliage in spring
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: An open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil is best, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Prairie Planting


Narcissus ‘Jumblie’


Narcissus are bulbous herbaceous perennials with linear leaves and leafless stems bearing flowers, which may be solitary or in umbels, with 6 spreading perianth segments and a cup or trumpet-shaped corona

Miscellaneous daffodils include those cultivars that do not belong in any other section

‘Jumblie’ is a small bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with narrow leaves and several stems each carrying up to 3 flowers with strongly reflexed bright yellow perianth segments and deeper yellow cup

Common Name: daffodil ‘Jumblie’
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Color flower: Yellow in Spring
Hardiness: H6 (hardy – very cold winter)
Color foliage: Green in Spring
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: May be attacked by slugs, large narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm, and bulb scale mite
Pruning: Deadhead as flowers fade and allow the leaves to die down naturally
Spreadid: South-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Plant at one and a half to two times its own depth in autumn. Will tolerate most soils but prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is constantly moist during the growing season
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Patio/Container Plants or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs

 
Narcissus are perfect spring flowers. The best Narcissus bulbs for you:


Kniphofia ‘Sunningdale Yellow’


Kniphofia may be evergreen or herbaceous perennials, with linear or strap-shaped leaves and erect stems bearing a dense raceme of tubular, usually pendent flowers

‘Sunningdale Yellow’ is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with slender grassy leaves. Tubular, orange-yellow flowers in slender spikes, on stems to 60cm in height

Common Name: red-hot poker ‘Sunningdale Yellow’
Family: Asphodelaceae
Color flower: Orange and Yellow in Summer
Hardiness: H6 (hardy – very cold winter)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: May be attacked by thrips
Pruning: Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Best grown in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus but any deep, moist but well-drained soil will do. Full sun is best; can tolerate partial shade but flowering is reduced
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Mediterranean Climate Plants

Aeonium tabuliforme


Aeonium are evergreen succulents often of shrubby habit, with fleshy leaves in terminal rosettes on the shoots, and racemes or panicles of small, star-shaped flowers with numerous narrow petals

A. tabuliforme is a succulent biennial or perennial forming a compact, flat rosette of overlapping, fleshy light green leaves. Large panicles of small, starry yellow flowers

Common Name: flat-topped aeonium
Family: Crassulaceae
Color flower: Yellow in Spring
Hardiness: H1c (heated greenhouse – warm temperate)
Color foliage: Pale Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Tufted
Habit: May be attacked by aphids and mealybugs
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 years
Exposure: Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter
Garden characteristics: Mediterranean Climate Plants or Patio/Container Plants

Dianthus ‘Prado’ – preasures in your garden


Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant

Perpetual flowering carnations are half-hardy evergreen perennials grown under glass for cut flowers and for exhibition. Given temperatures above 10C, they can flower all year round, the blooms to 10cm across, sometimes scented

‘Prado’ is a robust perennial with pale yellow, double flowers 10cm across, strongly clove-scented, produced throughout the year

Common Name: perpetually flowering carnation ‘Prado’
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Color flower: Pale Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Hardiness: old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, thrips and tortrix moth may be a problem
Pruning: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and promote a compact habit
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow under glass at 7 to 10 °C in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with good ventilation. In winter provide low humidity and full light. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 10 days
Garden characteristics: Cut Flowers or Patio/Container Plants

Halimium lasianthum – wonderful sunny flower


Halimium are small evergreen shrubs with simple, entire leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped yellow or white flowers in late spring and early summerH. lasianthum is a bushy small evergreen shrub of low, spreading habit. Leaves greyish, oval. Flowers 4cm in width, bright yellow, each petal blotched maroon near the base, borne in clusters from late spring
Common Name: woolly rock rose
Family: Cistaceae
Color flower: Purple and Yellow in Spring and Summer
Hardiness: old H3 (may need winter protection)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Generally pest free
Pruning: Pruning group 9
Spreadid: East-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow in well-drained sandy soil in full sun
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Gravel Garden or Mediterranean Climate Plants

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora ‘Solfatare’


Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

‘Solfatare’ is a perennial with erect, narrow, greyish-bronze tinted leaves, and sprays of apricot-yellow flowers on stems to 60cm

Common Name: montbretia ‘Solfatare’
Family: Iridaceae
Color flower: Yellow and Pale Orange in Summer
Hardiness: H4 (hardy – average winter)
Color foliage: Bronze in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: Prone to glasshouse red spider mite
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Thrives in sun or partial shade. Mulch first winter or in periods of prolonged frost.
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Coastal