Clusters of rounded yellow flowers bloom at the top of stout stems July -August. This is the smallest of all the Silphiums and have textured green leaves that feel like sandpaper. Birds enjoy the seed.
Culture: Grows easily in full sun in average soil. Tolerates drought and poor soil, including clay.
Use: Plant in the perennial border, native garden, wildflower meadow or prairie.
Native Environment: Prairie
Height: 48 to 72 inches
Spread: 16 to 24 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Medium Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: July to September
Soil Moisture: Average
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Birds / Butterfly Nectar / Animal Resistance / Deer Resistant / Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attracting: Butterfly / Songbird / Beneficial Insects / Special Value to Native & Bumble Bees
Tolerate: Clay Soil