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  • A towering plant with hugh imposing sunflower like flowers along the length of the plant.

  • The large deeply cut and papery leaves held along a north-south axis, stand broadside to the morning and evening sun, and stand on edge during the midday sun. Hence the “Compass”.

  • Truly a long lived perennial, possibly a hundred years or more.

  • Plant as a back drop or in prairie/meadow restoration .

Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum

  • Genus: Silphium
  • Species: laciniatum
  • Color: Yellow
  • Height: 6'-12'
  • Blooms: Aug-Sept
  • Soil: sand to clay
  • Light: part shade to full Sun
  • Water: dry to average
drought resistant code cut flowers code attracts hummingbirds code attracts butterflies code attracts songbird code

Price

Large(6"): half gallon $10.00
*smaller pots available for bulk orders*

Plant Attribute Legend

  • deer resistant code

    deer
    resistant

  • attracts hummingbirds code

    attracts
    hummingbirds

  • attracts butterflies code

    attracts
    butterflies

  • attracts songbird code

    attracts
    songbird

  • cut flowers code

    cut
    flowers

  • drought resistant code

    drought
    resistant

  • walnut resistant code

    walnut
    resistant