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Silphium laciniatum - Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum - Compass Plant

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This sunflower-like perennial tends to move north and south to avoid the head of the mid day sun. Like Cup Plant and Prairie Dock, Compass Plant has very large leaves and makes its stature known in the prairie world.

Birds favor the seed heads and its a magnet for butterflies. This plant prefers full sun and very dry soil. It is very drought tolerant.

What is Stratification?

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

Product Details

Height: 3 to 12 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: July through September

Plant Type: Perennial

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 75 Days

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies