Garden design and maintenance

Yellow flowering ground cover: Eight carpet-forming, hardy perennials for sun and shade

Whether as an alternative to the lawn, as a gap filler in the flower bed or as a border for garden paths and terraces: the ground covers are true all-rounders and can be used in every outdoor area. The flowering species look particularly beautiful. We have already given you several suggestions for white flowering perennials. In today’s article we also list yellow flowering ground cover. With their bright yellow flowers, they transform even shady areas under wood and trees into a sea of ​​flowers.

Yellow flowering ground cover: uses

Plant yellow flowering ground cover around garden path

The carpet-forming plants are enjoying growing popularity. They are not only beautiful to look at and easy to care for, but can also be used in a variety of ways. For example, for the greening of the paving joints on the garden path. Most types of ground cover spread quickly and suppress weed growth. So you can save yourself the annoying task.

Planting yellow flowering ground cover at the edge of the wood

Shady areas, for example under trees and bushes, often appear bare. You can transform them into a sea of ​​flowers with yellow-blooming ground covers. It looks particularly beautiful if you plant tall ornamental grasses or ferns directly under the tree and then the carpet-forming perennials on the edge of the wood.

yellow flowering ground cover use in the garden

Ground covers that are 40 or 50 cm high can set accents in garden corners, in the rock garden or on the edge of flowers. Get detailed advice in the garden center and choose a species that blooms all summer long and tolerates heat well. Because gravel, stones and sand give off heat and this causes the roots to heat up and the water in the ground to evaporate. Fortunately, there are many ground cover plants that can get by with little water and thrive even in full sun.

Yellow flowering ground cover for sun: the sedum plant and the tall sedum plant

Ground cover yellow hardy carpet sedum plants sedum plant

Both the sedum plant and the tall sedum plant belong to the thick-leaf family. The difference is not only in the height, but above all in the leaves. Nevertheless, the two species look confusingly similar and have similar demands on soil and location. They are true sun worshipers and do best in full sun. Hence, they are the perfect addition to the rock garden. However, you need to find out about the maximum height in the garden center, because it can vary greatly depending on the variety. As for the flower color, almost the entire color palette is available. The ground covers bloom most often in white or yellow. The flowering period begins in June and ends in September.

In terms of care, both the sedum plant and the tall sedum plant (a hybrid plant) are fairly easy to care for.

Hardy yellow blooming ground cover: The carpet sedum is the perfect plant for the rock garden

Ground cover yellow for sun stonecrop Yellow Brick Road variety

The carpet sedum is one of the most popular ground covers for the garden. It is closely related to the sedum plant, but has not been assigned to the Sedum genus for 16 years. Nevertheless, the perennial, which originally comes from Asia, is still confused with the sedum plant. This is mainly due to its yellow flowers, which it forms from June to September.

The frugal ground cover scores with its rapid growth. It gradually forms shoots and quickly spreads in the flowerbed. Therefore, it is perfect for the rock garden. The carpet sedum can withstand heat and frost without any problems and is hardy. Depending on the variety, it can bloom not only yellow, but also white, pink or fire red.

The right location for the plant is in full sun, in light shade or in partial shade. It can also thrive in the shade, but then produces significantly fewer flowers. A well-drained and poor soil with a high proportion of gravel and sand offers the perfect conditions for rapid growth and a long flowering period.

You can use the carpet sedum as a wall greening, roof greening or an alternative to the lawn. However, you should make sure that the plant does not spread too quickly in the garden and especially on other plots of land.

Yellow flowering ground cover for sun: the rock stone herb

Rock Steinkraut yellow flowering ground cover for walls and slopes

The rock stone herb is a robust, blooming ground cover that forms its first deep yellow, umbel-shaped flowers in April. The flowering time can vary greatly depending on the variety. As a rule, the carpet-forming perennial flowers all summer. It has strong, clump-forming growth and reaches a maximum height of 40 cm, with the shoots leaning to the ground under the weight of the trough-shaped flowers.

Rock Steinkraut yellow flowering ground cover for garden paths

The verbena prefers a sunny or shady location. As far as the soil is concerned, it needs a well-drained, moderately moist to fresh soil with a high proportion of sand. Potting soil is therefore not very suitable. A poor soil for the rock garden proves to be perfect for this.

The ground cover needs little maintenance. Verbena does not need fertilizers. Since it cannot tolerate waterlogging, it should only be watered when necessary during dry periods in summer. Usually, however, the summer rain can provide the plant with sufficient water. After the flowering period, pruning is recommended. At the start of the gardening season, i.e. after the ice saints, you can plant the perennial in the garden. Then the right time is to water the young plants extensively and to provide them with long-term fertilizer.

Ground cover for partial shade: the gold basket as the edge of the wood

Ground cover yellow flowering gold baskets

In the home garden, the gold basket is one of the permanent blooms. The North American ground cover has a pillow-like, compact habit and reaches a maximum height of around 20 cm. Thanks to its bright yellow flowers and large dark green leaves with a serrated leaf margin, the plant is a real eye-catcher.

The gold basket prefers a location in light shade or in partial shade. It is therefore often used as a border or for planting areas under shrubs and trees.

yellow flowering ground cover gold basket

The gold basket has high demands on the floor. It should be rich in minerals and humus. Good drainage is an absolute must, otherwise rot can develop. The airy soil should be moderately moist.

In terms of care, the plant is not particularly demanding. It is only cut back and fertilized once in spring. The young plants need a lot of water. After they form flowers, they can only be watered when necessary.

Yellow flowering ground cover for shade: the gold berry attracts bees

yellow flowering ground cover hardy Waldsteinie

The golden berry, still known as Waldsteinia, is a fast growing ground cover that attracts bees and butterflies. You can find a wide range of varieties in the garden center. The carpet goldberry is very flat and reaches a height of 10 cm. Other carpet-forming varieties can reach heights of up to 20 and even 40 cm. During the two-month flowering period (from April to May), the goldberry produces small to medium-sized yellow flowers. The plant is evergreen and hardy.

Waldsteinie evergreen yellow blooming ground cover

The golden berry thrives best in partial shade and in the shade. It has adapted perfectly to alternating shady locations and is often used as a wood border. A fresh, sandy, nutrient and humus-rich soil promotes their rapid growth. With good care, the plant will quickly develop shoots. The ground cover can therefore help displace the weeds. It is also used as a gap filler in the flower bed or around the garden path.

Ground cover with yellow flowers: The finger shrub is a real permanent bloomer

yellow flowering finger shrub cultivar Nana for rock garden plants

The finger shrub is the permanent bloomer among the ground cover plants. It forms medium-sized yellow flowers from May to October or the first frost. In the garden center you can find different varieties that grow on average 40 cm high. The ground cover is suitable both as an accent in the rock garden and for covering partially shaded areas in the garden.

Plant finger shrub as a ground cover with yellow flowers

The finger bush has no special demands on the soil as long as the drainage is good. In this way you can prevent waterlogging from building up. Otherwise, the plant is pretty easy to care for. It does not need any fertilizers and can thrive without watering. The perennial is therefore perfect as a slope planting.

Yellow flowering anemones for the bee pasture in the home garden

Anemones with yellow flowers in the garden

The anemone flower is a common ground cover in the home garden. With its height of almost 20 cm, the perennial is perfect for planting the edges of garden paths and flower beds. It can also be grown in planters and flower pots. There is a wide variety of varieties. However, only the yellow anemone blooms yellow.

The yellow anemone can form a beautiful carpet of flowers under the trees in the garden as early as March. Plant at least 25 young plants per square meter to achieve the desired effect. The ground cover grows to around 20 cm high and forms bowl-shaped flowers. The yellow anemone fulfills an important function in nature because it is one of the few flowers that provide food for the bees as early as the beginning of spring. The ground cover is hardy and can withstand frost, snow and wind without any problems.

The yellow anemone thrives best in partial and light shade. It prefers a moderately fresh, humus rich soil. You don’t need to water the plant because it needs little water. You can also do without fertilizers as long as the soil meets the requirements of the plants. Popular partners for planting yellow anemones include violets and ferns, which also prefer partially shaded locations.

Carpet-forming plants with yellow flowers: St. John’s wort

St. John's wort yellow ground cover hardy

St. John’s wort is a subshrub that grows around 40 cm high in the home garden. It begins to produce large yellow flowers in July. The flowering period ends in September, just before the first frost. In spring and summer, the perennial spreads quickly and can cover a former lawn in just one gardening season. It is therefore a popular choice for the natural garden, where it not only offers an alternative to expensive lawns, but is also suitable for planting areas under trees and bushes.

yellow flowering carpet-forming plants St. John's wort

A fresh, humus-rich and airy soil offers the best conditions for rapid growth. It is better to use water sparingly, because waterlogging could lead to an infestation with fungi.