25 yellow tulips

Need a bright, sunny flower to liven up your garden? Look no further than yellow Tulips! These flowers come in many shapes, sizes, and floral forms. Here are 25 gorgeous yellow tulip flower varieties to choose from.

The golden parade tulip - yellow tulip variety
Golden parade tulips

1. Golden Parade tulip

The Golden Parade tulip is a stunning yellow tulip variety with strong, tall stems and elegant grey-green foliage. These long-lasting, bell-shaped flowers give your garden a sunny appearance. Bred in Holland, Golden Parade has been one of the top yellow tulip bulb varieties for decades.

These large Darwin Hybrid-type tulip flowers stand at 24-26″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom. This cultivar of tulip tends to bloom in mid-spring.

Monte carlo tulips
Monte carlo tulips

2. Monte Carlo tulip

The Monte Carlo tulip is a spectacular double early yellow tulip variety. These fluffy flowers look almost like peonies or roses but bloom much earlier in the springtime.

A long-time favorite, Monte Carlo is a shorter variety, reaching only 10-12″ tall in the garden. The bright flowers sit just atop a uniform bed of green leaves, making for a lovely low-growing display.

Yellow tulips

3. Golden Apeldoorn tulip

The Golden Apeldoorn tulip is a classic tall yellow tulip variety. These long-lasting egg-shaped flowers have thick, velvety-yellow petals. Golden Apeldoorn is a Darwin Hybrid tulip, which is a category group of tulips known for their ease of cultivation and dependable flowering.

Blooming in mid-spring, these tall tulips stand at 24-36″ tall and 4-6″ wide at full bloom. Plant these around walkways to create a vibrant uniform appearance. 

Monsella tulips - yellow tulips with red stripes
Monsella tulips

4. Monsella tulip

Monsella is a specialty yellow tulip variety with dramatic red-streaked petals. These peony-like flowers have canary yellow petals with dark red streaks. In early spring, these flowers stand 12-16″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

Yokohama single early tulips - yellow japanese tulips
Yokohama tulips

5. Yokohama

The Yokahama is a warm yellow early single tulip cultivar. These delicate butter-yellow blooms have been beloved for decades in spring flower beds. Yokohama is a Triumph-type tulip, a category of tulip known for its ease of cultivation.

Yokohama yellow tulip plants

6. Sun Gold tulip

The Sun Gold tulip is a traditionally shaped yellow tulip cultivar. Sun Gold is a selection of Golden Parade – the popular Darwin Hybrid known for its giant yellow flowers and ability to perennialize easily in a garden bed.

These sunny yellow tulips have funnel-shaped flowers with golden-yellow petals. In mid-spring, these flowers stand at 24-26″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

7. Hocus Pocus tulip

The Hocus Pocus tulip is a stunning, bright yellow tulip with red-striped petals. These large, chalice-shaped flowers have bright yellow petals with red flames, giving the flower a flickering appearance. In late spring, these flowers stand at a huge 35-40″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

Texas flame tulips - yellow tulips with red stripes

8. Texas Flame tulip

The Texas Flame tulip is a popular yellow-red bicolor parrot-type tulip variety. These chalice-shaped flowers have buttercup-yellow ruffled petals with a bright red base. Each petal is adorned with a vivid red stripe, like a flame. In late spring, these flowers stand at 18″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

9. Yellow Margarita tulip

Yellow Margarita tulips are a lovely fluffy double early yellow tulip cultivar. This new variety is mostly yellow, but slight red-feathered patterns are around the base. Growing to 14″-16″ in the garden, this is a nice type for borders and pathways.

My secret perfume tulips in bloom

10. Secret Perfume tulip

The Secret Perfume tulip is a double yellow tulip variety with 3″ flowers that look almost like yellow peonies. These fluffy flowers have soft yellow petals that release a distinct fragrance. In early spring, these flowers stand at 10″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

Secret perfume yellow tulips
Yellow tulips - big smile
Big smile tulips

11. Big Smile tulip

The Big Smile tulip is a cheerful yellow tulip variety. These egg-shaped lemon-yellow flowers are one of the tallest yellow tulips. In late spring, these flowers stand at 24″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom. You can let them bloom in your garden or give the cut flowers as a gift to give a big smile to someone else!

12. Antoinette tulip

The Antoinette tulip is a top-rated yellow-pink branching tulip variety. With 3-4 blooms per stem, these yellow and pinkish-red flowers are sure to turn heads in your garden. In mid to late spring, these flowers stand 16-18″ tall and 4-6″ wide at full bloom. Over time, these tulips mature into brilliant salmon-orange with a yellow base.

Yellow species tulip - tulipa dasystemon tarda
Tulipa tarda

13. Golden Charm tulip

The Golden Charm tulip is a selected cultivar of species-type tulip Tulipa dasystemon tarda. These star-shaped flowers almost resemble Daffodils from afar with their yellow and white petals. In early to mid-spring, these cute little flowers stand at a mere 3-4″ tall and 3″ wide at full bloom.

Species tulips like Tulipa tarda are wonderful naturalizers in the right conditions to support the bulbs’ energy production. These bulbs need dry soil during the warm temperatures of mid-summer to form the next year’s flower heads and also need relatively cool soil in the fall (and cold winter temperatures) to help offset bulbs root in.

14. Calgary Flames tulip

The Calgary Flames tulip is a bicolor yellow and white tulip. These egg-shaped flowers have snow-white tips with buttery yellow flames. Built to resist inclement weather, these short tulips stand at only 10″ tall and 3-6″ at full bloom in mid-spring.

15. Ice Cream Banana tulip

Ice Cream Banana is a unique puffball-like bi-color tulip. These bell-shaped flowers have a delicious blend of yellow petals with a berry-red base. In late spring, these flowers stand 10″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

Jan van nes tulip - yellow parrot tulip variety
Jan van nes tulips

16. Jan Van Nes tulip

Jan Van Nes is a popular yellow parrot-type tulip. These canary-yellow flowers have heavily feathered petals that resemble a parrot with ruffled feathers. In late spring, these flowers stand 22″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

17. Golden Lizard tulip

The Golden Lizard tulip is a short yellow parrot-type tulip. These feathery-looking flowers have creamy yellow petals with purplish-green accents at the base. In mid to late spring, these flowers stand 12-14″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

18. Desert Sun tulip

Desert Sun is a new Darwin hybrid variety with ombre yellow-orange petals. These elegant egg-shaped flowers have robust hues of yellow and orange-brown. In mid-spring, these flowers stand 20″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

19. Extreme yellow tulip

The Extreme Yellow tulip is a unique variety with fringed petals that flare outwards. These flowers get their name from their bright yellow pointed petals with green feathering. These flowers stand 20″ tall and 3-6″ wide in late spring.

20. Golden Prins Claus tulip

Golden Prins Claus tulip is a traditionally shaped tulip with warm lemon-yellow petals. The egg-shaped bright yellow flowers are quite elegant. These Triumph-type tulips bloom in mid-spring, standing 22″ tall and 3-6″ wide. These

21. Lemon Chiffon tulip

Lemon Chiffon tulips are dainty white tulips with yellow-centered petals. These Triumph-type tulips get their name from the light and fluffy cake, Lemon Chiffon. Triumph is another one of the easiest categories of tulips to grow.

Their petals are yellow and the base, but topped with white flames. In mid-spring, these flowers stand at 20″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

22. Lemon-Lime tulip

These Lemon-Lime tulips will add a refreshing twist to any flower bed. Named for its split-colored yellow and green petals, Lemon-Lime is a new Viridiflora variety. Reaching full bloom in mid-spring, these flowers stand 16″ tall and 3-6″ wide with multi-flowering egg-shaped forms.

23. Yellow Danceline tulip

The Yellow Danceline tulip is a yellow double tulip with flecks of red. These peony-like, yellow flowers are tipped in raspberry for an extra saucy feel. In late spring, these flowers stand 20-22″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

24. Yellow Majesty tulip

Yellow Majesty Tulip is another double yellow tulip cultivar. These double, peony-like flowers have bright yellow thick petals. In mid-spring, these flowers stand 24-26″ tall and 4-6″ wide at full bloom. Add some sunny, long-lasting texture to your garden with these Yellow Majesty Tulips!

25. Shogun tulips

The Shogun tulip is a miniature tulip with golden petals. These little beauties are a selection of a species of tulip known for its warm hues with slightly pointed petals. In early to mid-spring, these miniature tulips stand at only 6″ tall and 3-6″ wide at full bloom.

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Mary Jane Duford
Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a quintessential Canadian gardener. An engineer by trade, she tends to an ever-expanding collection of plants. In her world, laughter blooms as freely as her flowers, and every plant is raised with a dash of Canadian grit.

Mary Jane is a certified Master Gardener and also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. She's also a proud mom of three, teaching her little sprouts the crucial difference between a garden friend and foe.

When she's not playing in the dirt, Mary Jane revels in her love for Taylor Swift, Gilmore Girls, ice hockey, and the surprisingly soothing sounds of bluegrass covers of classic hip-hop songs. She invites you to join her garden party, a place where you can share in the joy of growing and where every day is a new opportunity to find the perfect spot for yet another plant.

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