Hymenoxys scaposa

Thrift-leaf Perky Sue

 
  • Yellow Hymenoxys scaposa, Hymenoxys scaposa, Thrift-leaf Perky Sue

Hymenoxys scaposa (Thrift-leaf Perky Sue) is one of our very best native wildflowers. Drought tolerant, the tidy mound of evergreen foliage is covered with bright yellow daisies in late spring. Perky Sue often re-blooms after summer rains. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $7.99

Sale $6.39

per plant - 2.5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 59005

Details

5" tall x 8" wide. Hymenoxys scaposa (Thrift-leaf Perky Sue) is a wonderful everblooming yellow daisy that is both heat loving and drought tolerant. The foliage is evergreen and looks just like Armeria. A vigorous re-seeder, it quickly colonizes harsh areas of the garden. Perky Sue loves gravel mulch. We use it to interplant with cold hardy cacti. Provide lean, well-drained soil. Once established Hymenoxys scaposa is very xeric, needing little extra water. (seed propagated)
SKU 59005
Common Name Thrift-leaf Perky Sue
Botanical Name Hymenoxys scaposa
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 5" tall
Mature Spread 8" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Evergreen
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Healthy (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Accurate instructions (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • Garden (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perky Sue

I bought two of these last summer and I put one in full sun, hot, dry, clay and tuff soil. It is doing fantastik! The other I put in part sun/part...Read complete review

I bought two of these last summer and I put one in full sun, hot, dry, clay and tuff soil. It is doing fantastik! The other I put in part sun/part shade and he isn't nearly as happy. I plan on moving him into the sun. I was quite amazed at how "happy" they are in soil that just about nothing else would grow in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

None survived winter, alas

I loved the pictures of these plants and their hardiness and low water use. had hoped to get some hardy flowers started at our rural church. Soil is lean and well-drained. However, Flagstaff...Read complete review

I loved the pictures of these plants and their hardiness and low water use. had hoped to get some hardy flowers started at our rural church. Soil is lean and well-drained. However, Flagstaff in 2015-16 had an odd winter with very little snow and some fierce cold. Also, I could only get out to water plants once a week during the winter. I mulched with a probably less-than-desirable material - medium-fine cinders. Plants rapidly browned off and never came back.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perky

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from Deer Lodge (zone 4a), MT

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Rock Gardenlow Plantings
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

    I love this plant species for its use as a low water, low growing plant that brings intense (yellow) color...I have it growing in the greys of wooly thyme, and imagine it would be beautiful with any of the groundcover veronicas, like the liwanensis or wooly varieties, and also have it next to the intense blues and purples of the taller veronicas or sages. When I get the stones/bricks laid for a patio, I will incorporate it with other plants between the pavers for a texture, height and color variation. I make sure to support it off the ground for greater stability and to help keep it dry when young.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sunny Workhorse

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    from Amarillo, TX

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

      This little workhorse shines right at the edge of my garden next to the sidewalk and street. With our heat and desicating winds, this perky little plant continues to send up bright blossoms all season long.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I wanted these

      By 

      from Boise, Idaho

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

      Dead.

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      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      None survived winter, alas

      By 

      from Flagstaff, Arizona

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Died

        Best Uses

          Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

          I loved the pictures of these plants and their hardiness and low water use. had hoped to get some hardy flowers started at our rural church. Soil is lean and well-drained. However, Flagstaff in 2015-16 had an odd winter with very little snow and some fierce cold. Also, I could only get out to water plants once a week during the winter. I mulched with a probably less-than-desirable material - medium-fine cinders. Plants rapidly browned off and never came back.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Small starting plant yields great flowers!

          By 

          from Central Oregon, High Desert, Madras, Ore

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

          Use this plant for a natural setting in casual landscaping. Not a dramatic "bed" flower plant but rather a small plant in a natural undeveloped garden.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Still waiting to se blooms

          By 

          from Medford, Oregon

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

            Planted but still so tiny not sure they'll be around by spring Thought they'd be growing bigger faster

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again~

            By 

            from Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slow To Grow

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Wonderful For Xeroscaping

            Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

            I chose this specifically for the difficult enviromnet of SouthWest Nebraska and it did well the first summer.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            success

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            from Farmington, NM

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Reseeds Itself Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

              This plant has done very well in our dry climate. It was easy to establish and has spread in open areas where I wanted it to fill in. It adds color to our high desert environment.

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              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Undemanding

              By 

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Professional Landscaper

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

                Planted this one in in a dry gravel area and it overwintered nicely. Flowered lightly the first year, and am really looking forward to this year, now that this plant has "dug in its heels" it ought to really put on a great show!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love these

                By 

                from Delta, Colorado

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

                  These are tough, reseed lightly, and are loaded with blooms in the Spring

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                  • Personal

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Perky Sue

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                  from Los Alamos, NM

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                  • Not A Shade Lover

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Hymenoxys scaposa:

                  I bought two of these last summer and I put one in full sun, hot, dry, clay and tuff soil. It is doing fantastik! The other I put in part sun/part shade and he isn't nearly as happy. I plan on moving him into the sun. I was quite amazed at how "happy" they are in soil that just about nothing else would grow in.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  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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