Compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)


Sold in 4.5″ (1qt) pots
Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium
Bloom Time: July to September
Height x spread: 9 ft x 3 ft
Flower: Showy spike of multiple lemon-yellow flowers.
Tolerate: Drought, poor soil
Attracts: Bees, Moths, Butterflies, Birds

This giant (can grow as tall as 12 feet!) is a native prairie plant that needs plenty of room to grow. Staking may be necessary. In its natural habitat, it often co-occurs with Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem). The common name derives from the belief by pioneers that the leaves of Compass Plant always pointed in a north-south direction.

Where to see it grow: Rock Springs Park, O’Fallon, IL

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