10 Flowers that Start with “Y”

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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.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Common Name:
Yarrow
Scientific Name:
Achillea millefolium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
4.7-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 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)
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)
Common Name:
Yellow coneflower
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)

Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
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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