Compass Plant (Silphium Laciniatum)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

A tall sturdy plant with large, deeply cut basal leaves that look like huge pinoak leaves. Large, yellow sunflower-like flowers bloom in loose spikes in summer on stiff stems to 9 ft. tall. This plant adds form and texture to the landscape and is a Plants of Merit winner.
Culture: Grows easily in full sun in average soil. Tolerates drought and poor soil.

Native Environment: Prairie
Zone: 3 to 8
USDA Symbol: sila3
Height: 5 to 9 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 3 feet
Bloom Time:  July to September
Color: Yellow
Maintenance: Low
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry/Moist
Soil Description: Various well-drained soils.
Water Use: Low
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Birds, Butterfly/Moth Nectar
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Birds, Native Bees, Native Bumble Bees
Special Usage: Rain Garden, Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil