Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Very large basal leaves, up to 18" long, orient themselves on a north-south axis to minimize sun exposure-
giving rise to the common name. Large, yellow, sunflower-like flowers on tall, stiff stems to 9'!

Height

48-84 Inches

Spread

18-36 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows easily and tolerates poor soils.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Spiked Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Little Blue Stem (Schizachryium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
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