The yellow rose is the unofficial flower of Texas for good reason. Their bright cheerful flowers add a warm excitement to the garden, indoor flower arrangement or container. These favorite modern roses all have flowers in shades of yellow.
Yellow Flowering Hybrid Tea Roses
- Henry Fonda Hybrid Tea Rose – A deep yellow rose with a long lasting bloom season, these flowers are a true, dark yellow that glows. Hybridized in 1995, this yellow rose has a mild fragrance, but a huge impact in the garden.
- Grandpa Dickson Hybrid Tea – Also known as ‘Irish Gold’. This rose is older and was hybridized in 1966 but the pale, creamy yellow blossoms keep gardeners interested. The Irish Gold rose won several awards in the 60s and 70s.
Yellow Blooming Floribunda Roses
- Courvoisier Floribunda Rose – This deep-yellow rose has more pale colored outer petals as the bloom matures, creating a unique two-toned effect that is stunning.
- Sunflare Floribunda Rose – Also spelled ‘Sun Flare’. This medium yellow rose blooms for many weeks, especially with regular deadheading.
Miniature Roses with Yellow Flowers
Double Treat Miniature Rose – This yellow blend rose blooms with red and yellow striped flowers that will brighten up the garden. Bred in 1986, ‘Double Treat’ only has a light fragrance, but the small size makes it a good container selection or a great choice for edging a garden pathway.
Sun Sprinkles Miniature Rose – An AARS winner in 2001, this unique miniature rose has medium-dark yellow flowers that fade to pink or white toned blossoms as the blooms fade. Season long flowers make a ‘Sun Sprinkles’ a great addition to a yellow garden design.
Yellow Flowering Grandiflora Roses
- Gold Medal Grandiflora Rose – The ‘Gold Medal’ was introduced in 1959 and has remained a popular choice for yellow rose gardens ever since. The spicy fragrance, and the attractive medium yellow blooms, make ‘Gold Medal’ a good choice in a yellow garden.
- Oranges and Lemons Grandiflora Rose – The ‘Oranges and Lemons’ rose is very unusual because the flowers are yellow with orange stripes running through them. Gardeners should allow this colorful rose plenty of room in the garden since the canes grow very long – try growing them in the back of the border.
Designing a yellow themed garden is a fun and easy way to give your garden a set direction, lots of warmth and bright color.
Hanging Basket Plant Ideas
Plants for hanging baskets can be in any form or flower that the individual desires, however, most hanging basket plants are vine like and cascading to give a trail of bloom and foliage. Many such hanging baskets are made from ferns for the bushy round shape that ferns will give in a basket container. Hanging a basket high so that the trailing cascade of leaves can hang to the floor creates a dramatic effect. Hanging baskets are designed for creativity, the choice of the plant or flower makes the sky the limit!
Carolina Yellow Jasmine
Carolina Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is from the Loganiaceae (logania) family. It is a fast growing vine that is evergreen, drought resistant, and fragrant. This vine will get to 20 feet with green glossy leaves 2 to 3 inches long. Flowers are yellow and tubular about 2 inches long. Plant a Carolina yellow jasmine in sun to partial shade with good moisture. Propagate this plant via seed, softwood cuttings, or by layers. The USDA Hardiness zone for Carolina yellow jasmine is 7 to 9.
English Ivy (Hedera helix) is from the Araliaceae (ginseng) family. It is an evergreen vine with small flowers and poisonous black berries. English ivy is very long lived. It will grow in any soil but prefers rich moist soils with partial sun to shade. Propagate this plant via grafting, layering, or by cuttings. The USDA Hardiness zone for English ivy is 5 to 9.
Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is from the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family. It is an evergreen perennial vine that is fragrant and easy to grow for the beginner gardener. This will get to 40 feet with inch wide white flowers like a pinwheel. Leaves are 2 inches long and glossy. Plant this in bright sun or partial shade in well drained soil. Propagate this plant via cuttings in spring. The USDA Hardiness zone for Confederate jasmine is 8 to 10.
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrine) is from the Commelinaceae (spiderwort) family. It is a perennial fast growing plant that is good for a beginner gardener. Leaves are 3 inches and oval with a hairy surface. Colors are typically striped with burgundy or silver colors. Plant a wandering jew plant in rich organic soil that is mulched. It should be moist. Bright shade or semi shade locations are ideal although wandering jew is very adaptable. Propagate this plant via seed or root cuttings. The USDA Hardiness zone for Wandering jew is 8 to 11.