Compass Plant | Silphium laciniatum
Seeds are sold by the packet.
Seed orders are shipped when order is received.
Each packet of Compass Plant contains 20 seeds.
Price: Seed $ 3.50
Plant Species Synonym Names
Common: compass flower
Aster - Asteraceae
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One of the biggest most robust plants of the prairie. Interesting giant palm shaped leaves. Deep roots make it very drought tolerant.
Growth Habit:Herb: Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Grass: Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Tree: Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrub: Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vine: Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span:Annual: Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Biennial: Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Perennial: Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Woody: Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Mature Height: 8.0'
Mature Width: 3.0'
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Moist to Dry