Very large prairie plant distinquished by its large basal fern-like foliage and remarkable stature 

Leaves become much smaller as they asend up the stem 

Clusters of 3-4 inch flowers resembling wild sunflowers perch on short branched stems at the top of a very tall sturdy stem

Blooms in full sun July-Sept

Ranges from 6-12 ft tall 

The large taproot can extent 15 ft into the ground. 

This plant can live up to 100 yrs old.

Prefers moist to slightly dry conditions 

Deep loamy soil is best for the cental taproot 

Long-tongued bees such as Bumblebees, Minor bees & Leaf-Cutting bees are the best for pollination of the compass plant, also visited by Monarch butterflies 

Host plant for many insects  

Common name derives from the belief that the leaves pointed in a north-south direction 

Sold in 2x3 inch pots - $ 2.49 ea.

Flat of 32 - $ 74.99

Quart pots - $ 8.99 ea. (Not included in flat price)  

    

Silphium laciniatum - Compass -plant

$2.49Price