Owl's Claws (Hymenoxys)

Owl's Claw (Hymenoxys hoopesii) is a fabulous native mountain wildflower with huge golden-yellow flowers in summer. With its long, downward curving golden-yellow flower petals and center cone, the graceful flowers are eye-catching. Highly attractive to many types of butterflies and bees, this durable perennial likes average to wet soil moisture and cool growing conditions, not for hot climates.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height12-36" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017711

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  • 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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Owl's Claw is a fabulous mountain wildflower found throughout the intermountain West in mid-to-high elevation meadows. A vigorous grower for higher elevations in the West, and cool climate areas of the upper Midwest and northern New England, it's not suitable for cultivation in hot and muggy summer climates. In habitat Owl's Claw is often found growing in huge colonies and makes an unforgettable display with thousands of colorful flowers covered with pollinators. Also known as Orange Sneezeweed. Grow in the sun or part-sun locations that have loam or clay soils and provide the plants with average to moist soil conditions. Suitable for elevations above 7,000 feet. Our plants originate the mountains on the eastern edge of central Arizona and can be planted with Phlox paniculata (Tall Garden Phlox), Monarda (Beebalm) and Campanula rotundifolia (Bluebells).

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SKUHC017711
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Owl's Claws, Orange Sneezeweed
Botanical Name
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Hymenoxys (Owl's Claws, Orange Sneezeweed)

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.

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