10 Beautiful Yellow And Black Flowers Types (2024)

The yellow and black color combination is, in my opinion, one of the most underestimated pairings. One might not initially picture these two colors together, but then you encounter a bumblebee, looking as majestic as can be despite its small stature, you are bound to have differing opinions.

Today, with an aim to deepen our appreciation for nature and this striking color combination, we present a comprehensive list of 10 beautiful yellow and black flowers that will undoubtedly enhance both your garden and your bouquet.

10 Beautiful Yellow And Black Flowers Types

1) Silver-laced Polyanthus Primula

Scientific Name Polyanthus primula
Size 15-20 cm
Identification Deep black-brown petals adorned with a silver-white edge and a striking golden eye.
Geographic Location Native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and parts of southwest Asia.

Primula ‘Silver Lace’ showcases deep black-brown petals adorned with a silver-white scalloped edge and a captivating golden eye.

It also emits a light and pleasant fragrance adding an aromatic touch to the surroundings.

If you’re considering adding them to your garden, they’re an ideal choice for a touch of sophistication without overwhelming the space.

It’s a highly adaptable plant, thriving in both acidic and alkaline conditions, making it a versatile and easy-to-cultivate addition to borders, woodlands, or pots.

2) Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan
Scientific Name Rudbeckia triloba
Size Goes up to a height of 5 feet
Identification Sunflower-like flower with hairy stems and branches.
Geographic Location Native to the central and eastern United States

Brown-eyed Susan is a daisy-like biennial or short-lived perennial herbaceous plant.

The leaves are hairy and vary in shape, with basal leaves having three lobes, giving its Latin epithet “triloba.”

Flower heads are around 1 to 4 cm and adorned with individual upper stems, featuring bright yellow ray florets surrounding a dark purplish brown (often appearing black) flattened cone of disk florets.

It is found in the regions from Utah in the west to Massachusetts in the east, and from Texas and Florida in the south to Minnesota in the north.

3) Beach sunflower

Scientific Name Helianthus debilis
Size 2 meters to 2.5 meters
Identification Orange-yellow flowers with brownish-black head
Geographic Location Native to the United States

The beach sunflower has alternately arranged leaves and a taproot-supported stem that can either stand tall or sprawl along the ground, creating a dense groundcover.

The cultivators have grown plants that boast whitish, reddish, or orange florets.

As of now, there are 5 sub-species, each with unique characteristics and habitats, Helianthus debilis showcases diversity.

4) Tiger Lily

Scientific Name Lilium lancifolium
Size 80-200 cm tall
Identification Orange-yellow flower with dark spots
Geographic Location Found in Asia, and North America

Tiger lilies grow from bulbs with a moderate growth rate, featuring strappy leaves and upright stems that range from 80 to 200 centimeters.

Tiger lily flowers are known for their distinctive appearance, featuring curved petals and a vibrant orange-yellow color with dark spots.

These lilies have dark speckles, and their unique characteristics make them easily distinguishable from other lily species.

5) Common sunflower

Common sunflower
Common sunflower
Scientific Name Helianthus annuus
Size They can grow up to 3 meters
Identification Black flower head with pointy yellow petals
Geographic Location First domesticated in the United States and now found all over the world.

Sunflowers have an erect rough-hairy stem that can reach typical heights of 3 meters with the tallest recorded sunflower achieving an impressive height of 9.17 meters.

The flower head is about 7.5–12.5 centimeters wide and comprises numerous small individual five-petaled flowers called florets.

The outer flowers, resembling petals, are called ray flowers and may be yellow, red, orange, or other colors.

6) Large-flowered Tickseed

Scientific Name Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunburst’
Size 1 to 3 feet
Identification Bright yellow flowers with a clump-forming habit
Geographic Location Native to North America

Large-flowered Tickseed has both yellow ray and disc flowers that bloom from late spring to late summer.

The specific epithet “grandiflora” in its Latin name signifies its large-flowered nature.

It is widely cultivated in China and has become naturalized there. In the United Kingdom, the cultivar ‘Early Sunrise’ has earned the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

It prefers a sunny location in well-drained soil, although it can also thrive in clay soils if well-drained.

7) American Giant Sunflowers

Scientific Name Helianthus giganteus
Size Approximately 15 feet
Identification Dark yellow single daisy-type flowers on branched stems
Geographic Location Native to the eastern United States and eastern and central Canada

This sunflower variety as the name suggests is known for its impressive height, reaching up to 450 cm.

The plant produces huge, dark yellow single daisy-type flowers on branched stems, with black flower heads.

If you are planning to cultivate ‘American Giant’ sunflowers successfully, sow seeds in individual 10 cm pots of moist seed compost between April and May.

Then cover the pots with cling film initially, placing them in a sunny windowsill or greenhouse. After germination, remove the cling film, and water the plants regularly.

‘American Giant,’ are described as “hungry plants” and need sufficient nutrients for their robust growth.

8) Schweinitz’s Sunflowers

Scientific Name Helianthus schweinitzii
Size 3 to 13 feet tall
Identification The sunflower has purple stems with a brownish-yellow flower head with yellow florets
Geographic Location Endemic to North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States

Schweinitz’s sunflower is an endangered perennial wildflower native to the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina.

With only about 90 known populations, it faces the risk of extinction, particularly due to its limited distribution and small population sizes.

It produces tubers and rhizomes underground and flowers for a short period in early October, with each plant generally producing 3-6 yellow flower heads.

Schweinitz’s sunflower is safeguarded by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, providing legal protection for its habitat and other wildflowers.

9) Little Becka Sunflowers

Scientific Name Helianthus annuus “Little Becka Hybrid”
Size Approximately 30 to 60 cm
Identification Bright orange pollen-less flower with shades of yellow and dark flower head
Geographic Location Native to ​North America

Little Becka is a distinctive dwarf sunflower variety known for its fiery copper-red flowers with hues of yellow and orange.

It also has a dark almost black head, giving the plant a captivating and unique appearance.

This dwarf sunflower is ideal for creating a lively view in gardens or introducing bold colors into mixed borders to create a balance.

Little Becka is known for its pollen-less flowers, making it a low-maintenance and pollen-free option for those who may have allergies or prefer clean, tidy blooms.

10) Suntastic Yellow Sunflower

Scientific Name Helianthus annuus ‘Suntastic Yellow with Black Center’
Size Up to 2 to 3 feet
Identification Large blooms, usually measuring around 4-6 inches in diameter.
Geographic Location Native to the United States

The ​Suntastic Yellow Sunflower is a popular variety of sunflower known for its vibrant yellow petals and black flower head.

It is a dwarf and compact variety flower making it suitable for gardens, pots, and containers.

These flowers are rich in nectar, making them attractive to pollinators like bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.


As we conclude another vibrant article in our ongoing series of unraveling the mysterious ways nature unfolds its glory, we talk about the unique yet underrated yellow and black color combination. Not only does it add allure to the garden, but it also serves as a tactic to attract bees and butterflies.

Stay tuned for more exciting articles coming your way!


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