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.
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Narcissus -- general vote, Diane Whitehead, British Columbia, Canada; Jim Shields, Indiana; Jim McKenney, Maryland; Narcissus Division 1 or Narcissus Division 2 or yellow jonquil type, Lee Poulsen, Southern California.
Narcissus with a ring of white where the petals meet the cup: reverses, having only a ring of white where the petals meet the cup: 'Ambergris Caye', 'Clouded Yellow', 'Fresh Lime', 'Hunting Caye', 'Whisky Galore', Linda Wallpe, Ohio.
Narcissus with yellow petals and a white cup, 'Altun Ha', 'Carib Gypsy', 'English Caye', 'Goff's Caye', 'Rendezvous Caye', Linda Wallpe, Ohio.
Narcissus 'Cedric Morris' -- Jim Waddick, Missouri.
Narcissus 'Cornet' -- a division 6 cyclamineus hybrid, one of the earliest standards to bloom here, more lemon than gold, and stands up to our variable spring weather, Linda Wallpe, Ohio.
Narcissus cyclamineus -- species and hybrids, Bill Dijk, New Zealand.
Narcissus 'Daffy Duck' -- miniature, Bill Dijk, New Zealand.
Narcissus fernandesii -- perfect little daffodils with a great fragrance and delicate grassy foliage, Liz Waterman, Northern California.
Narcissus 'Goldfinger' -- smooth and nicely formed, a cultivar which regularly throws blooms with only 4 or 5 petals instead of the normal 6 - when it produces only 4 petals, it's square in appearance and that's the reason I like it, Linda Wallpe, Ohio.
Narcissus hedraeanthus -- blooms right on the ground and is a lovely light yellow, Jane McGary, Oregon.
Narcissus 'Jetfire' -- yellow perianth, orange cup, dwarf and early, Mark Mazer, Connecticut.
Narcissus jonquilla or a hybrid thereof -- fragrance, Ken Hixson, Oregon.
Narcissus 'Little Flik' -- miniature, Bill Dijk, New Zealand.
Narcissus 'Loth Lorien' -- yellow and white, Jennifer Hildebrand.
Narcissus x odorus -- Campernelles, Jim Waddick, Missouri.
Narcissus 'Pipit' -- abundance of ethereal pale yellow and white flowers, along with a strong perfume, Mark McDonough, Massachusetts.
Narcissus 'Spellbinder' -- green-yellow, refreshing in the sharply-angled spring sunlight, Jamie Vande, Germany.
Narcissus 'Tete a Tete' -- Jim Waddick, Missouri.
Nothoscordum dialystemon , syn. Ipheion dialystemon and Nothoscordum felipponei, syn. Ipheion sellowianum - bright yellow fragrant flowers in winter, Rodger Whitlock, British Columbia, Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California; in a pot under glass bright yellow flowers fill the greenhouse with a strong scent when the sun shines, Peter Maynard, England.
Nothoscordum montividense -- charming, thread-leaf miniature species, with oodles of tiny yellow, sweetly scented "star-cups", Mark McDonough, Massachusetts.
Oxalis luteola -- long bloom, bright yellow and pale yellow forms, green leaves, sometimes red stems and red under the leaves, Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California.
Oxalis pes-caprae -- Liz Waterman, Northern California.
Paeonia 'Bartzella' -- huge full double yellow pleasing flowers, hardy, reliable, good all season, Jim Waddick, Missouri.
Pauridia capensis, syn. Spiloxene capensis -- yellow form, sometimes with dark center and Paurida serrata, syn. Spiloxene serrata, a long blooming species, Mary Sue Ittner, Northern California.