Mint Like Plant With Yellow Flowers
Edward R. Forte
May 19, 2022
Spotted horsemint prefers an area that gets full sun but can withstand partial shade in hotter climates.Peppermint has a familiar menthol smell to its leaves and stems when you crush them and this member of the Mint family has many uses, including medicinal, culinary and ornamental purposes.Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) grows from creeping underground rhizomes and can spread over a very large area if left unchecked.Plant peppermint in your garden and regularly pick the leaves every two weeks to use in herbal teas or dry them for a potpourri collection.To control the spreading nature of peppermint, plant it in a clay pot that you then bury to within an inch of its top rim. .
Favorite Plants #6
It certainly doesn’t seem like a marigold, certainly not like the common French or African type annual bedding plants which usually end up as spider mite hotels in a hot Texas summer.Mexican Mint Marigold is a fall bloomer, and apparently has a pretty strong short day photoperiod requirement, since it usually doesn’t start blooming ’till at least mid-October.Mexican Mint Marigold blooms about the same time as Frikart’s Aster, and the purple/blue and yellow combination is just dynamite (thanks to Bill Welch for that suggestion in his classic book Perennial Garden Color). .
Poquito™ Butter Yellow Hummingbird Mint
If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. .
Yellow archangel identification and control: Lamiastrum
The variegated form of this species is a popular ornamental in garden beds and hanging baskets as well as a groundcover for shady sites.It is found in ravines, greenbelts and forested parks as well as residential settings such as flower gardens, rockeries and ornamental boarders.Grows well in a variety of soil types from sandy to heavy clay and from acid to alkaline.It prefers moist soil but can also tolerate dry shady sites and drought.Plants also produce numerous seeds per stem, especially in sunny areas and abundant seedlings have been observed on sites that were cleared and adjacent to existing populations.Prevention: Avoid planting near parks and natural areas or choose a different ground cover.If you already have this plant and would like to minimize its invasive nature, contain it in flower beds by regular trimming, or dig it up and replant into pots.Sift through soil carefully to find all roots and stem fragments.Chemical: Herbicides can be effective on yellow archangel, especially if combined with manual control and monitoring for surviving plants.Treatment with triclopyr or glyphosate (or a mix of the two for better results) plus a surfactant appears to be somewhat effective although re-treatment is necessary.Please contact our office or refer to the PNW Weed Management Handbook for more information on effective and safe use of herbicides.Control of yellow archangel is not required in King County, but we would like to know where it is invading into wilderness areas so we can work to prevent serious impacts. .
Its long-lasting, bright yellow flowers appear throughout the summer on stiff, erect stems typically rising 2-3' tall.Butterfly weed is a Missouri native that typically grows in a clump 1-3' tall and features clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers from late spring throughout the summer.This boltonia cultivar is noted for its compact habit (typically grows 3-4' tall), its grayish-green leaves and its tiny, pure white, 3/4" daisies which cover this aster-like plant with a profuse bloom from late summer to early autumn.Purple poppy mallow is a mat-forming Missouri native which typically forms a low foliage mound from 6-9" tall and 3' wide.Solitary, upward facing, cup-shaped, poppy-like, magenta flowers (to 2.5" wide) continuously appear on thin stems above the foliage from mid-spring to fall.This mat-forming cheddar pink produces a blanket of fragrant, scented, bright magenta flowers (to 6" tall) arising from tufted mounds of attractive grassy, deep blue foliage.Rattlesnake-master features bristly-edged, sword-shaped leaves (to 3' long) and tiny greenish-white flowers tightly packed into globular 1" diameter heads resembling thistles.This cultivar is a diffusely branched, mound-forming plant that features numerous, long-lasting, double white flowers (1/4" wide) in open, airy panicles in summer.This ox eye daisy cultivar is a compact, clump-forming, upright perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall and features single to double, daisy-like flowers (2-3" diameter) with golden yellow rays and deep orange-yellow center disks from summer to early fall.A clump-forming perennial that features masses of tiny, star-like flowers which emerge pink, gradually change to deep rose-red and then coppery-rust in autumn.Flowers appear in large, 3-6", flattened heads atop stems of grayish-green succulent-like leaves growing typically to 2' tall.Small, pure white flowers in dense, flattened clusters appear in early-to-late spring, often totally obscuring the attractive dark green, leathery foliage.This Shasta daisy cultivar is a compact, dwarf plant which typically grows 12" tall and features 2.5" diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks.This blazing star is an upright, clump-forming Missouri native which typically grows 2-3' tall (less frequently to 5') and which features rounded, fluffy, deep rose-purple flower heads (each 3/4" across).Blooms profusely on smaller-leafed, gray stems rising 2-3' tall late spring to early summer.Russian sage is a woody-based perennial of the mint family which typically grows 2-4' (less frequently to 5') tall and features attractive finely-dissected gray-green leaves and whorls of light blue flowers.This coneflower is a Missouri native plant that grows 3-5' tall and features a dull-gray central disk in the shape of an elongated cylinder (1 inch long), somewhat resembling the crown of a slender sombrero.Attached to the bottom of the disk is a brim of 3-7, extremely reflexed (downward pointing), bright yellow ray flowers (to 3" long).This soapwort hybrid is a compact perennial typically growing 9-15" tall with trailing stems of soft, blue-green, oval leaves.Common name refers to the fact that most plants of the genus can be boiled in water to produce a soap-like lather which purportedly can be used to wash clothing.Flowers (2" diameter) feature an outer ring of frilly, flat, lavender-blue petals and a paler domed center cushion with protruding stamens (resembling pins in a pincushion).This stonecrop features fleshy, succulent-like pale green leaves (to 1.5" long) which form a loose, open mat about 4" off the ground.Clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers (to 1/2" wide) appear in late spring on arching stems rising above the foliage to 6" tall.Cut stems exude a gummy, fragrant-but-bitter resin which was used by Native Americans as a mouth-cleansing chewing gum.This compact, spreading goldenrod features tiny, bright yellow flowers borne in dense plumes 15-18" tall in late summer to fall.Aromatic aster is a Missouri native that typically grows 1-2' (infrequently to 3') tall and features small, daisy-like flowers (1" across) with violet blue rays and yellow center disks from August to September.Fame flower (also sometimes called rock pink) is a Missouri native perennial often found growing in large colonies in the wild.It features pink to red flowers growing to 8" tall with sparse, very narrow, succulent-type leaves (to 2" long).Species has been used in the past in the treatment of a variety of medical problems including toothache, arthritis, headaches and, of course, fever.This narrow-leaved mullein species is a somewhat short-lived perennial which forms a large basal rosette (8-12" wide) of woolly, grayish-green leaves (3-6" long) from which rise spire-like stems (2-3" tall) with yellow flowers (1 inch diameter) with purplish stamens.Blue vervain is a Missouri native perennial which typically grows 2-4' tall (less frequently to 6') and features pencil-like spikes (2-6" long) of tiny, densely-packed, purplish-blue flowers (1/8" wide) from July-September.It typically grows 3-4' (infrequently to 5') tall and has flowers with fluffy, purple disks (rays absent) that give way to rusty seed clusters.This long leaf speedwell cultivar is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial which features dense spikes of tiny, lavender-blue flowers which bloom from May to July.ROYAL CANDLES is an erect, bushy, clump-forming, compact spiked speedwell cultivar which typically grows to only 10-12" tall.Leafy foliage stems typically rise to only 3" tall but are topped with dense, vertical deep blue-purple flower spikes (to 12" long) which bloom in late spring to mid-summer.Culver's root is a large, erect, Missouri native perennial which typically reaches 3-7' tall when in bloom.Dense, slender, 9" long spikes of tiny, tube-like, white to pale blue flowers open from the top down in late spring to early summer.Smaller lateral flower spikes give the plant a candelabra-like effect when in full bloom.This giant hyssop hybrid is an erect, clump-forming perennial which features pale golden-orange flowers (to 1.5" long) in spikes atop stiff stems growing to 4' tall.This bugleweed cultivar is a dense, rapidly spreading ground cover which features low rosettes of large, bronze-green foliage and whorls of blue flowers on spikes up to 8" tall.This late summer blooming Japanese anemone is a native of China that grows up to 2' tall and features 2-3" diameter, slightly-cupped flowers which have rose-pink, sepal-like petals and a prominent center ring of yellow stamens.'Honorine Jobert' is a vigorous, compact Japanese anemone hybrid cultivar which typically grows to 3-4' tall and spreads by creeping rhizomes.Single flowers (2-3" diameter) with white sepals and yellow center stamens appear on long, wiry-but-graceful stems over an attractive foliage mound of dark green leaves.Plumbago (also commonly called leadwort) is a wiry, mat-forming perennial which spreads to form an attractive ground cover.Gentian blue flowers (1/2 to 3/4" diameter) appear above the foliage over a long summer to frost bloom period.'Happy Returns' is a repeat-blooming cultivar which features 3.5" diameter, ruffled, lemon yellow flowers typically rising to 18" tall above a clump of arching, linear, blade-like leaves.Fountain-like leaves provide elegant foliage, color and texture for the garden when flowers are not in bloom.It is a clump-forming perennial that is noted for its mauve-pink flowers and for its deeply lobed (maple-like) green leaves with chocolate brown veining.Tiny, star-shaped, mauve-pink flowers appear in airy to dense panicles rising well above the foliage clump (typically to 15-20” tall) in late spring to mid-summer.Flowers open early on sunny mornings, but petals usually drop by late afternoon.A somewhat short-lived, clump-forming perennial which features erect spikes of large, cardinal red flowers rising typically to a height of 2-3' (infrequently to 4').Blue cardinal flower is a Missouri native perennial which typically grows in moist to wet locations.A clump-forming perennial which features light to dark blue, tubular flowers typically rising 2-3' tall.Mazus is a low-growing ground cover which tolerates foot traffic and typically grows only to 2" tall.Tiny, purplish-blue flowers with yellow and white markings appear in small clusters in late spring to early summer.This beebalm species is a common Missouri native clump-forming, mint family member that grows typically to 1-2' tall.Light sky blue flowers (1/4” diameter) with yellow centers bloom from May to August and sporadically thereafter to frost.Features small, abundant dark blue flowers atop leafy stems with aromatic, gray-green foliage.Blooms in spring with almost continuous rebloom into fall under optimum growing conditions and proper shearing of spent flower spikes.This mountain fleece cultivar is an upright perennial which forms large, dense, slowly spreading clumps, typically 3-4' tall.Wild sweet William (also called meadow phlox) is an upright, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall.'Robert Poore' is a garden phlox cultivar that typically grows in an upright clump to 3-4' tall.Fragrant flowers are violet-pink and are densely arranged in large, pyramidal clusters (panicles to 6-12" long) in summer atop which seldom need staking.This slender mountain mint grows 2-3' tall and features extremely narrow, almost needle-like leaves and profuse clusters of small, white flowers which bloom in mid to late summer.Small, purplish blue flowers (typical mint family) appear in summer.This spiderwort hybrid is a compact, clump-forming perennial which typically grows to 12" tall featuring arching, smoky bluish-green leaves and purplish-blue (concord grape flowers accented by contrasting yellow stamens.Male and female pale pink flowers (to 1” across) bloom in pendent clusters from July to early fall.This species of turtlehead is a clump-forming Missouri native perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall and features hooded, snapdragon-like, white flowers with a tinge of pink in tight, spikes from late summer into autumn.Fringed bleeding heart is a native wildflower with deeply-cut, fern-like, grayish-green foliage which persists throughout the growing season.The pink to purplish red, nodding, heart-shaped flowers are carried above the foliage on long, leafless stems.Also called, Lenten rose,this clump-forming perennial typically grows 1-1.5' tall and features large, cup-shaped, rose-like, usually nodding flowers (3-4" diameter).Flower color is extremely variable, ranging from white to pink to light rose-purple, frequently with interior spotting.Leathery, 8-16" wide, glossy, dark green leaves are evergreen in warm climates but deciduous in extremely cold winters.In the St. Louis area, plants will remain evergreen in moderate winters, but may become scorched and tattered in extremely cold weather, particularly if not insulated by snow cover.This leopard plant cultivar is an imposing, clump-forming perennial with a mounded habit which is grown as much for its dark colored foliage as for its flowers.Petioles, veins, flower stalks and lower leaf surfaces of this cultivar are distinctively reddish-purple.This Solomon's seal cultivar is a rhizomatous, upright, arching perennial which typically grows in a mound to 1-2' tall .Pairs of small, bell-shaped, white flowers dangle in spring along and underneath the arching stems.Celandine poppy is a Missouri native wildflower which features 4-petaled, yellow flowers which bloom in spring in small clusters atop stems typically growing 12-18" tall. .