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)