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Owl's Claws (Hymenoxys)

Hymenoxys hoopesii
SKU: HC017711
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
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.
key features
Botanical Name
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Long Bloom Time
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


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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