In January 2004 the pbs list topic of the week was favorite yellow flowered bulbs. Members were invited to submit their five favorites. Many of the respondents chose to pick plants that could easily be grown where they lived although a few people named plants they grow in greenhouses in their climates. A number of people had a difficult time choosing five because they do not like yellow flowers very much. Others named more than five. Below are the favorite plants people named with a few descriptive comments from the participants followed by their names and where they live. If there are pictures of these plants on the PBS wiki, they are linked.
This page contains genera G -M.
Gladiolus dalenii -- soft yellow form, Roger Whitlock, British Columbia and Gladiolus dalenii (once known as Gladiolus primulinus), Jim Shields, Indiana.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus -- early blooming, extremely refreshing fragrance and a long bloom cycle with nice, very erect, blue-green foliage, Jamie Vande, Germany
Hesperantha vaginata -- brown breaks the yellow, Jennifer Hildebrand, New York, formerly Southern California.
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum syn. Cypella peruviana-- long bloom, striking short lived flowers, Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California.
Hymenocallis 'Sulphur Queen' -- Jim McKenney, Maryland.
Ipheion dialystemon see Nothoscordum dialystemon
Ipheion sellowianum see Nothoscordum felipponei
Iris orchioides -- mimosa and butter yellows, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Iris winogradowii -- soft yellow, Roger Whitlock, British Columbia.
Iris xiphium -- Jamie Vande, Germany.
Lachenalia hybrid -- butter yellow color, Lee Poulsen, Southern California.
Lachenalia mathewsii -- bright yellow, Mark Mazer, Connecticut.
Lachenalia reflexa -- Jim Shields, Indiana.
Lilium 'African Queen' -- huge tower, increases nicely, fragrant, John Ingram, Southern California.
Lilium canadense -- moving into apricot and Lilium columbianum, gold, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Lilium 'Gold Eagle' -- nice bowl shaped flowers, Ken Hixson, Oregon.
Lilium 'Golden Splendor' -- good texture and long lasting in flower, John Bryan, Northern California.
Lilium hansonii -- Jim McKenney, Maryland.
Lilium monadelphum -- a very reliable, perennial lily, flowering in June, John Grimshaw, Gloucestershire, U.K.; Arnold Trachtenberg, New Jersey.
Lilium parryi -- spring-butter yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Lilium -- yellow trumpet hybrid like 'Copper Crown' or 'Royal Gold', fragrance, Ken Hixson, Oregon.
Lycoris aurea --nice gold yellow color, intriguing flower shape, Lee Poulsen, Southern California.
Moraea alticola -- large primrose-yellow flowers, evergreen and very leathery leaves, with a beautiful reticulated cataphyll at their base, John Grimshaw, Gloucestershire, U.K.
Moraea elegans (syn. Homeria elegans) -- lovely mix of yellow and either green or orange, Jennifer Hildebrand, New York, formerly Southern California.
Moraea papilionacea -- pale yellow ones, excellent pot plant, Mark Mazer, Connecticut (and greenhouses).
Moraea ramosissima -- John Bryan, Northern California.
Muscari macrocarpum -- lovely with a subtle, delightful odor, Dave Brastow, Washington.