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 A -F.
Allium flavum -- Jane McGary, Oregon.
Allium flavum ssp. tauricum -- showers of little yellow bulbs, especially 'Lemon Coolor', Mark McDonough, Massachusetts.
Allium moly -- Dave Brastow, Washington.
Alstroemeria aurea -- a yellow-flowered selection does very well in the garden, Roy Sachs, Northern California.
Alstroemeria kingii -- graceful and delicate, greenhouse, Roy Sachs, Northern California.
Anemone palmata -- bright pure yellow, Jane McGary, Oregon.
Arum creticum -- blooms when not much else is in flower, Bill Dijk, New Zealand; spring-butter yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada; gorgeous brilliant yellow scented spathes and bright green leaves, Peter Maynard, England.
Asphodeline lutea -- John Bryan, Northern California.
Bloomeria crocea -- borne in masses, they make a bright yellow area in June, Ken Hixon, Oregon.
Bobartia robusta -- John Bryan, Northern California.
Bongardia chrysogonum -- cream, yellow and gold, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Bulbinella elegans -- John Bryan, Northern California.
Bulbinella latifolia -- yellow form, bright, reliable drifts of color at a time when not much else is in bloom, Jaime, Northern California.
Calochortus amabilis -- Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California.
Calochortus clavatus -- big and bright, Jane McGary, Oregon.
Calochortus luteus -- Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California.
Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb' -- (cultivar of same), rich yellow color, Jim Shields, Indiana.
Clivia gardenii (yellow) -- John Ingram, Southern California.
Corydalis schanginii ssp. ainae -- white tipped bright gold with a drop of garnet, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance' -- gracious soft yellow flower, deeper colored at the center, but palest lilac on the three outer tepals, Mark McDonough, Massachusetts.
Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty' -- a lovely soft creamy yellow that is particularly effective in the garden, showing up in dull weather, John Grimshaw, Gloucestershire, U.K.;
Crocus chrysanthus 'Moonlight' -- light pure yellow, Jane McGary, Oregon.
Crocus cvijicii -- Jane McGary, Oregon.
Crocus vitellinus -- eggyolk-yellow that multiplies fast, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Cyrtanthus mackenii var. cooperi -- pale creamy yellow tubular flowers, Jim Shields, Indiana.
Daubenya aurea -- yellow form is happy here under glass, Peter Maynard, England.
Eranthis cilicica -- wonderful for flower and foliage (same for species below), Jim Waddick, Missouri.
Eranthis hyemalis -- tough and indestructible, Rodger Whitlock, British Columbia, Diane Whitehead, British Columbia, Jim Waddick, Missouri; Jim McKenney, Maryland; bright yellow cups against the unexpected fingered leaf is something out of faerieland, Jamie Vande, Germany.
Erythronium americanum -- medium cadmium yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Erythronium 'Citronella' -- Diane Whitehead, British Columbia.
Erythronium grandiflorum -- buttercup yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada; John Bryan, Northern California.
Erythronium 'Sundisc' -- Large flower, less leafy than other hybrids or species, Jane McGary, Oregon.
Fritillaria aurea -- cadmium yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Fritillaria carica -- greenish yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Fritillaria imperialis var. lutea -- Jamie Vande, Germany.
Fritillaria pallidiflora -- mimosa yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Fritillaria pudica -- cadmium yellow to greenish yellow, Paige Woodward, BC, Canada.
Fritillaria thunbergii -- creamy yellow flowers, metallic tinge on the brownish reticulations, Mark Mazer, Connecticut.