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10 Flowers that Start with “Y”

Check out our gallery of interesting flowers that start with "Y." We feature growing tips and useful details as well as some tutorial videos.

Yarrow flowers in an open field.

Below is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with “Y”.

Achillea millefolium, commonly known as Yarrow, are included in our list and we expand on it below the gallery. Here is our entire gallery showcasing these flowers.

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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  • Common Name: Yarrow
  • Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 4.7-8
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3-9
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ – 36″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)

yellow-archangel_Lamium-galeobdolon

  • Common Name: Yellow archangel
  • Scientific Name: Lamium galeobdolon
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Yellow, flecked brown
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24″
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)

yellow archangel_Lamium galeobdolon

  • Common Name: Yellow archangel
  • Scientific Name: Lamium galeobdolon
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Yellow, flecked brown
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24′
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Bells (Tecoma Stans)

Yellow Bells_Tecoma stans-part sun to full sun

  • Common Name: Yellow Bells
  • Scientific Name: Tecoma Stans
  • Type: Shrub, Perennial
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 7.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts Birds and Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 180″ to 240″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)

yellow coneflower_Echinacea paradoxa

  • Scientific Name: Echinacea paradoxa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow daylily (Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus)

yellow daylily_Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

  • Common Name: Yellow daylily
  • Scientific Name: Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus)

yellow flag_Iris pseudacorus

  • Common Name: Yellow flag
  • Scientific Name: Iris pseudacorus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 3.6 to 7.7
  • Flower Color: Yellow with brown-violet veining on the falls
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 36-60′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava)

yellow pitcher plant_Sarracenia flava

  • Common Name: Yellow pitcher plant
  • Scientific Name: Sarracenia flava
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Wet
  • Soil PH: 3-5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 6 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 20-36′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Houseplant

Yellow wax bells (Kirengeshoma palmata)

yellow wax bells_Kirengeshoma palmata

  • Common Name: Yellow wax bells
  • Scientific Name: Kirengeshoma palmata
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6-7
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 3-4.5′
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow wild indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa)

yellow wild indigo_Baptisia sphaerocarpa

  • Common Name: Yellow wild indigo
  • Scientific Name: Baptisia sphaerocarpa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6-7
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

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  • Common Name: Yellow wood sorrel
  • Scientific Name: Oxalis stricta
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Needs Moderate Moisture
  • Soil PH: 4 to 5
  • Flower Color: Yellow, white, pink, red, orange
  • Special Characteristics: Deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 0″ to 12″
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium californicum)

yellow-eyed grass_Sisyrinchium californicum

  • Common Name: Yellow-eyed grass
  • Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium californicum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Because they’re so popular, we’ll expand on the Yarrow here.

Yarrows are herbaceous flowering plants that originated from the northern part of the globe. It got its genus name Achillea millefolium because of the mythological story of how the Greek hero Achilles used the plant to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. Aside from treating battle wounds, yarrows are also known as carpenter’s weed because they often used it to treat their wounds and cuts.

In the 17th century, the leaves of yarrows were eaten like spinach. It was also a main ingredient for making soups. It is, however, also notoriously known for its bitter and pungent taste. Thus, acquiring the name Poor man’s pepper. Its taste can be so strong it can make a cow’s milk taste bitter if it ate too much yarrow.

Know more about the perennial flower Yarrow plus all other interesting plants and flowers that start with “Y.”

Not a lot of websites thoroughly list plants and flowers alphabetically. However, because we have a database set up, we’re able to offer a comprehensive listing of plants and flowers that you can filter alphabetically.

Be sure to also check out our entire garden directory where you’ll find annuals as well.

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