Thrift-Leaf Perky Sue (Hymenoxys)

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).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Groundcover
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Height5" tall
Mature Spread8" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014591

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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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) 
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SKUHC014591
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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 Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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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