Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana

Western Sundancer Daisy

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The large, cheerful yellow daisies of Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana (Western Sundancer Daisy), a Colorado native wildflower, appear in late spring and again later in the summer with the summer rains. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring and again in late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 59001

Details

7-9" tall x 6-8" wide. The large, yellow daisies of the Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana (Western Sundancer Daisy), a native wildflower, appear in late spring and again later in the summer with the summer rains. “What I enjoy most about variety ivesiana is that the cheerful flowers on every plant are a little different from the next, giving their planting a cheerful informality,” explained chief horticulturalist David Salman. The seeds for this collection were originally gathered in Western Colorado.
SKU 59001
Common Name Western Sundancer Daisy
Botanical Name Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 7-9" tall
Mature Spread 6-8" wide
Bloom Time Late spring and again in late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Hymenoxys (Sundancer Daisy)

Hymenoxys (Sundancer Daisy) is a genus of native wildflowers native primarily to the Western US. They are completely rabbit and deer resistant.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Don't plant in clay soils.
  • Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. There after, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading helps to keep the foliage looking tidy, but may not extend the flowering season.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.

Special comments:

  • Hymenoxys can be short-lived perennials and should be encouraged to re-seed themselves by leaving some seed heads on the plants and mulching with small diameter gravel mulch.
  • Hymenoxys are generally tap-rooted perennials and should not be divided.
  • Many have evergreen foliage that should not be cut back. Trimming off the old flowering stems is sufficient to keep the plants looking good.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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4.0

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  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Versatile (4)

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5.0

Nice wildflower

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from Auburn, CA

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

    In 6-12 inches pea gravel and sand, 55 inches of rain this year, will bloom soon, nice!

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    3.0

    Did not grow first season and I think I lost one

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    from Rye, CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

      If I lost the one I will ask for a replacement and buy a couple more. They are adorable! I planted them with some ally sum and put pea gravel at the base.

       
      5.0

      Great Plant

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      from Los Alamo,NM

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

        Side walk garden

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        1.0

        Planted twice and didn't make it

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        from Kirksville, MO

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

          Maybe the place I planted had too much clay, but I put in a lot of good garden soil.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again~

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          from Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
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          • Lightweight
          • Perfect For Where I Live
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Slow To Grow

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          • Xeroscaping

          Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

          I use this product for the difficult environment of Southwest Nebraska.

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          4.0

          Makes me happy to look at it!

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          from Hillsboro, NM

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          Pros

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          • Attractive
          • Deer Rabbits Dont Eat
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          • Don't Know Yet
          • Short Blooming Time

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

          Southwest gardening is a challenge with cement for soil, high drying winds in the spring through June, and deer and rabbits always looking for any "goodie". This plant is doing great so far. (This is the second year.) Am I supposed to dead-head it? Haven't seen anything on this. Can anyone help me? Would love to have it keep blooming for awhile.

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          3.0

          The Experiment

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          from Bishop, CA

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

            We just planted some of these xerics, and look forward to seeing if they establish as advertised. So far, they are taking well and have some blooms.

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            5.0

            Cheerful little plant. Easy care

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            from klamath falls, or

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

              Cheerful, hardy plant. I love that it reseeds. Nice compact size.

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              5.0

              great performer

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              from Loveland, CO

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys acaulis v. ivesiana:

                Great little performer-bloomed from early summer until fall. I have it planted on the south side of our house near a boulder.

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                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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