Silphium laciniatum Compass Plant
A soaring native Missouri prairie perennial, Silphium laciniatum, can reach a whopping 5-9′ tall. Sunny yellow 5″ yellow daisies appear on tall stems July through September. It works well in the back of the border, or up front as a showy specimen. It’s huge, deeply cut leaves can grow up to 16″ long. Although it grows tall, it only grows 1-3′ wide. A fun native that brings a fascinating element to wildflower, cottage and butterfly gardens.
It earned its common name Compass Plant due to its upright lower leaves turn their edges north and south, yet the flat surfaces of the leaves will face east and west. Also commonly know as Rosinweed.
Being a plant with a long taproot, which can grow 10′ deep, it does not like to be moved. Once settled in Compass Plant is drought tolerant and long-lived. Native to limestone prairies and glades, its foliage is rarely bothered by disease. It prefers full sun.
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IMPORTANT PREORDER INFORMATION – PREORDER IS NOW CLOSED – PREORDER PICKUP UPDATE
Thank your for placing preorders. Preorder is now closed. Some ordered plants are available now, many will be available early to mid April. If you have preordered:
1. When all your plants become available we will call you to schedule a pickup date.
2. Pickup instructions: as soon as you arrive on your scheduled pickup date call 314-707-2492. We will bring it to your car, or you may come in the nursery for pickup.
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