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Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum

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
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
12610 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Compass Plant:

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

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Average
Dry
Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Songbirds
Height:
48-84 Inches
Spread:
12-36 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 7

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Rosinweed Rosinweed
Prairie Dock Prairie Dock

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

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

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage