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Origin: US Native Wildflower

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Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall

Height: 48 in to 120 in

Spacing: 15 in to 24 in

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

USDA Zone: 3a-9b

Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water.

Seeds Per Oz: 1200

Towering stalks up to nine feet high bear large yellow flowers with unusual green center cones. The basal leaves align themselves North and South, giving the plant its common name of Compass Plant. Also, pioneers and Indians chewed resin from the stems to freshen their breath! Excellent for naturalizing, these wildflowers also attract butterflies.

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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.


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