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Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

Compass Plant is a Plants of Merit winner. This tall sturdy plant with deeply cut basal leaves adds form and texture to the landscape. Compass Plant leaves resemble pinoak. In summer, large yellow sunflower-like flowers bloom on stiff spikes nine feet tall. The common name comes from a pioneer practice of using the reliable north-south orientation of the leaves for direction on cloudy days.

Sturdy plant with late summer color
Dramatic foliage
Attracts birds and butterflies

Item

Description

On Hand

Future

12610 S3-1 RPM 278 0

Compass Plant Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Height:

48-84 Inches

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Spread:

12-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 7

Great Companion Plants for Silphium laciniatum
Characteristics & Attributes
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Butterflies
Songbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Plants of Merit
Attributes
Naturalizing
Sun-loving
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Midwest Native