Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

Big deeply cut leaves at intervals up 8ft sturdy stems. Worth growing for its leaves alone. Apparently young plants orient their leaves North-South and were used as compasses by early American settlers. In late summer and autumn sprays of big yellow daisies at the top. Likes sun and drainage 8ft

Growing Condition:Dry sun
Good For:Wildlife Friendly
Good For:Foliage
Good For:Long Blooming
Flower Colour:Yellow
Foliage Colour:Green
Germination:Sow in autumn, overwinter outdoors, germinates in spring. Or mix seed with damp vermiculite, keep warm 3 weeks, put in fridge 6 weeks, then sprinkle mix on compost and put in cool light place


20 seeds per pack (approx).

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Seed Price: £2.00 per pack of 20* Qty: Add to Basket
Plant Must be purchased direct from the nursery.

*Seed numbers are approximate.

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